Last week, PCI posted about the launch of the International Parking Institute’s new program ‘Parking Matters’, an industry-wide program for advancing the parking profession.
The first initiatives of the program will be to target groups such as architects, city planners, law enforcement entities, transit authorities, university leaders and building developers – people identified as those who should be prioritising parking; with a focus on generating editorial coverage in relevant trade publications.
The IPI will also try to forge alliances with related associations from these groups, with several meetings already taking place with the Urban Land Institute, BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Cooperative projects are in the planning stages with some of these associations, starting with shared research to assess baseline knowledge and perceptions, and cooperative programs to be developed to capitalise on the shared learnings.
The IPI will also be developing a series of videos in conversation with Parking Professionals, and will publish these through a dedicated YouTube channel, called Conversations with Parking
Professionals, as well as the IPI website.
Some web-based resources have been made available this week on the Parking Matters
program. The IPI’s website has a page dedicated to Parking Matters, including
their first information and press release, which can be viewed here. There is
also a good overview of the program in the IPI magazine on the Tuesday edition
of the IPI conference’s e-magazine, which is available here.