Parking Expert Michael Manville to Speak April 2nd at 7 PM at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth
Parking has become a complicated and important issue in cities around the country, including Portsmouth, where a new downtown parking structure for 600 vehicles is proposed.
To understand how parking policy affects Portsmouth, PS21 is sponsoring a talk and discussion with one of the country’s leading authorities, Michael Manville, assistant professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.
His presentation of approximately an hour, followed by Q&A, will be Thursday, April 2 in the new 3S Artspace building on Vaughan Street. Afterward, the conversation will continue informally in Block Six, the restaurant inside 3S Artspace.
Manville studies the relationship between transportation, land use and public finance, with a particular emphasis on urban parking policy.
The Coruway Film Institute will a series sponsor Seacoast Media Group is a media sponsor.
The event will the first in a series PS21 plans for this spring, looking at what other communities have learned about transportation solutions for now and for the future.
The goal is to bring people in the room together to learn, share and have a conversation with local, national, and regional experts, as well as friends, neighbors, local businesses and community leaders.
Manville is well-suited to begin the series. His research has been published in major planning and transportation journals, and cited in venues such as The Atlantic, The Economist, Slate and The Washington Post. He has provided advice or presented research on transportation policy to local, state, federal and UN officials.
He has a PhD from UCLA and teaches classes on transportation, public finance and microeconomics.
The event is free and all are welcome.
What: PARKING AND DOWNTOWN VITALITY
When: Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 – 9 PM.
6:30 – 7 PM social, followed by presentation and discussion
Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St. Portsmouth, NH
PS21 – Portsmouth SmartGrowth 21st Century – is a nonprofit group that aims to present ideas and encourage discussion and policy development around planning issues in Portsmouth. Our goal is to support the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, livable, and walkable community, compatible with the principles of Smart Development, the historic nature of Portsmouth and the context of the 21st century.