Wednesday, March 20th
11:00 am
Urban Design Studio
(429 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, former Manhattan Grill Space)

From parking garages and surface lots to on-street parking, this land use has a significant impact on the function, design, and experience of our city. How much and where we allocate parking impacts people’s perceptions of place. These expanses of concrete and asphalt also have a significant impact on the urban heat island effect affecting pedestrian comfort and cascading effects on energy needs, as well as impacts on stormwater runoff.

Our parking needs have shifted since the pandemic, particularly in our urban core where once full parking lots and garages are now underutilized. How does parking work in the first place? What kinds of regulations dictate how much parking is required? Are there potential design interventions? How do we adapt to changing needs?

Join us for the next Open Studio at the UofL Urban Design Studio at 11 am on Wednesday, March 20th as we explore these questions and more during a focused conversation around parking. We will be joined by some experts on the topic from PARC and Louisville Metro.

Open Studio events are free and open to the public, however seating is limited to 24 people to facilitate open and constructive dialog in a conversational setting. Due to limited seating, RSVP with Patrick Piuma via email at your earliest convenience as seats tend to fill up quickly.