Australian Parking Convention update

The Parking Association of Australia announced recently the key note speaker for its 2010 convention – Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, and author of the landmark book titled ‘The High Cost of Free Parking’.

As supporters of the ‘Shoupian’ theories of parking pricing (increasing the cost of on-street parking, reducing demand, creating parking for those prepared to pay for it, and investing the money directly into the community from which it is raised), PCI is very excited to see Professor Shoup coming to speak in Australia.

The Australian Parking Convention is currently seeking qualified speakers to include in the technical program. From the APC website, they are calling for ‘qualified speakers with real life experiences and case studies that you would like to share with other industry professionals (specific industries such as universities, airports, shopping centres and on street). If you are interested, you can contact the convention here.

For more information on the convention, you can view the first e-zine from the organising committee, including information on the program, a call for papers, the venue, and of course, information on the key note speaker. View the APC e-zine online here.

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