Imagining a City That Puts People First

Special Program


People dining in the street

For generations, cities across California have required that developers build a certain number of parking spaces for each housing unit they construct. The results have been that many suburban neighborhoods have become dominated by multi-car garages, while higher-density communities are regularly pocked with expansive parking lots and large structures. However, as transportation patterns continue to shift, this regulated emphasis on driving — and the required spaces allocated for parking — has adversely impacted how we interact with the environments around us. Parking requirements significantly drive up home prices, have deleterious effects on our climate and public health and make neighborhoods less enjoyable. Join us for an interactive workshop where we’ll jointly envision a city that puts people, not cars, first and the benefits that such a bold idea can provide.

+ David Garcia / Terner Center for Housing Innovation
+ Mikhail Chester / Arizona State University
+ Andreas Røhl / Gehl


SPUR Digital Discourse
Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program's start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.


Free for the public.

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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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