Better Downtowns May Not Need Cars, But They Will Need Parking

Downtowns can be designed to both reduce driving and boost the economy. But they're still going to need parking, according to urban designers George Crandall and Don Arambula.

"This week on Smart City: Is it possible to design a downtown that boosts the economy and helps people get around without their cars?

Urban designers George Crandall and Don Arambula of the firm Crandall Arambula think so. They join us this week to talk about 21st century retail, re-concentrating a city's downtown and why parking is still important, even when you want people to drive less."

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