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L. Dennis Burns

Urban Engines, the Connected Traveler and Leveraging Parking and Access Management

Innovation in the form of mobile apps is nothing new. Statistics regarding the number of apps available for download in leading app stores in July 2014 totaled more than 3.1 million! An increasing number of these apps has specific parking and transportation components, and others have a focus on … [Read More...]

Mark Wright

Once Upon a Time in Washington, D.C.

Sales guru Dan Pink describes what he calls a Pixar Pitch: a six-step formula based on one of former Pixar story artist Emma Coats’ 22 storytelling rules: Once upon a time. Every day. One day. Because of that. Because of that. Until finally. In his book, To Sell Is Human, Pink … [Read More...]

Wanda Brown

Welcome to the Sharing Nation

“OMG! What the heck?” That was all I could say after reading the Time magazine article, “Strangers Crashed my Car, Ate my Food and Wore My Jeans: Tales From the Sharing Economy,” by Joel Stein. Opening your private home to strangers for a $35 meal or renting your personal vehicle to someone … [Read More...]

Brett Wood

A New Spin on Shared Parking

The planning side of our industry has actively promoted the concept of shared parking for more than 20 years now. The idea basically states that two or more land uses can share a parking space because their peak utilization patterns will allow for variations in demand. Basically, I need the parking … [Read More...]