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Parking Lots

August 14, 2015, 12pm PDT
A deal between the San Diego International Airport and the California Coastal Commission will pave the way for a 3,000-space parking garage—in the hopes that people don’t use it.
Voice of San Diego
July 7, 2015, 7am PDT
For a long time, surface parking lots blanketed Maryland's Montgomery County. Developers and county officials now prioritize mixed-use infill with parking concealed underground.
WAMU
April 28, 2015, 6am PDT
For the Charlotte Observer, Ely Portillo reports on a forum calling for urbanist reforms and doubts whether auto-loving residents will be receptive.
The Charlotte Observer
April 17, 2015, 12pm PDT
In the wealthy community of Spring Valley, just inside the western boundaries of the District of Columbia, residents are opposing a proposed development by claiming the site—a parking lot—is a historic landmark.
Washington City Paper
April 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Angie Schmitt announces the results of the 2015 "Parking Madness" tournament, which pits the country's worst examples of parking.
Streetsblog USA
March 27, 2015, 10am PDT
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Better Cities & Towns
March 20, 2015, 5am PDT
"Big Asphalt" has compromised our health, safety, and welfare—but we can defeat it if we try.
Better Cities & Towns
March 8, 2015, 5am PDT
Successful driverless cars might lead to "mini mass transit," a distinct mode from public transit and the private automobile. The consequences for land use could reshape suburbia.
The Greater Marin
March 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Historic planning documents, like those found in the APA's Planning Advisory Service, are full of lessons about how past planning doctrines failed their intentions, and it's always a good time for planners to re-evaluate their antecedents.
Strong Towns
February 28, 2015, 5am PST
It's unclear who exactly is behind the Philly Parking Wasteland website, but it is clear that the site exists to excoriate the mismanagement of land for the purposes of parking around the city of Philadelphia.
Philly Parking Wasteland
January 26, 2015, 11am PST
New apps have the potential to influence a fundamental shift in the political and physical realities of parking according to a recent Next City article.
Next City
November 14, 2014, 11am PST
ProMedica is a locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization that is in the process of moving 900 employees from various suburban locations in the Toledo area into its newly renovated riverfront headquarters in Downtown Toledo.
The Toledo Blade
June 5, 2014, 9am PDT
Here's one you probably didn't see coming. A recent pair of articles makes the case for preservationists to find ways to protect surface parking lots.
Public History Commons
April 12, 2014, 5am PDT
To create more active and economically healthy downtowns, cities are seeking development on parking lots.
Newsweek
April 10, 2014, 10am PDT
A proposal to tax and eventually prohibit parking lots in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown is pitting two powerful figures in Portland’s downtown land use politics against each other.
The Oregonian
March 12, 2014, 5am PDT
Fast Co.Exist presents the work of the Long Island Index, which recently undertook a creative problem solving exercise to explore ways that suburban parking lots could encourage more walkable conditions.
Fast Co.Exist
June 20, 2012, 5am PDT
While some may argue that an award-winning parking project is any that doesn't get built, the International Parking Institute has identified projects from across the country that have taken parking lot innovation to the next level.
The Atlantic Cities
March 27, 2012, 10am PDT
Eran Ben-Joseph pens an opinion piece in <em>The New York Times</em> calling for the transformation of the parking lot to capture its true value as a public space.
The New York Times
January 7, 2012, 9am PST
With perhaps as many as 2 billion parking spaces in the US, planners and architects should "take seriously" the parking lot as an actual, useful public space.
The New York Times
July 21, 2011, 6am PDT
Though much of its urban form requires a car to traverse, a few new projects in Miami are shifting the city away from its past of parking lot sprawl.
Wallpaper