The fair allocation of public space in cities, people vs. cars, green spaces vs. car parks: this is a challenge that all cities face and is a source of frequent heated debate and conflicting interests. Common questions circle around the issue of parking: How much public space should be dedicated to parking? How fair is it to allocate significant public funds for the storage of private vehicles? What value does public space in cities have for the health and well-being of urban residents? And what can cities do to reclaim public space from vehicles and make it available to its citizens again? These are some of the questions we will address in our upcoming webinar on August 31st.
Dr. Michael Johansson from Lund University will provide some insights from his dissertation on the value of public space, an attempt to quantify the value of ecosystem services provided by public green spaces in cities and the need for clever solutions that enable cities to reduce the consumption of urban space through car parking.
Lars Ove Kvalbein from the Norwegian City of Bergen and Rebecca Karbaumer from the German City of Bremen will provide some examples about the visions from their respective cities for reclaiming urban street space and the impacts that concrete solutions involving car-sharing that can already be measured.
Join us for the next SHARE-North lunchtime webinar in the series.
Participation is free of charge.