SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2006
8:00 AM-4:00 PM CHARRETTE
How to Create an Integrated Station
Creating a great plan for your rail station area requires careful collaboration among a variety of technical disciplines, public agencies and citizen stakeholders. How do you decide how much land should be set aside for parking versus joint development? How large should the bus facility be and how can you reduce its negative impacts? How can the station are support more walking? And finally, what is the right amount of density? Helping to address these issues will be a team of experts: urban designers, transportation planners, real estate economists and developers, and "deal makers" who help weave everything together. This all-day, interactive workshop will include creating an actual concept plan for a station in the Chicago area. Bring questions and ideas about your own station challenges.
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, San Francisco, California
View Tumlin presentation (54 pages / 4.6mb)
1:00 PM-5:00 PM SYMPOSIUM
Parking Management Best Practices
On average a car is parked 23 hours a day and uses several parking spaces each week. The way that parking is supplied and managed can significantly affect transportation and land-use patterns. Innovative parking management strategies can help solve parking problems while also supporting other planning goals, such as: more compact land use and support for historic preservation, reduced development costs, greater housing affordability, reduced motor vehicle traffic, support for alternative modes of transportation, reduced storm water management costs and heat island effects, and more livable communities. This special workshop will be led by Todd Litman. A widely-recognized authority on transportation issues, Litman is Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute in Victoria, BC. He is the author of Parking Management Best Practices, released earlier this year by the Planner’s Press, and the primary author of the Online TDM Encyclopedia. Each Participant will receive a copy of Litman’s book as part of the workshop fee.
Todd Litman, Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Held at the American Planning Association, 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603
6:30 PM-8:30 PM SPECIAL EVENT
The 2006 local host committee and sponsors invite you to join them for a welcome reception at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier. Located on Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom features breathtaking views of the Chicago Skyline in a one-of-a-kind setting. Please join us for this special reception that kicks off Rail~Volution 2006.