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This project emerged over years of shared discussions of how parking impacts the built environment, and thoughts as to how we could do things better here in Chicago. The principles and concepts are generally applicable to any city, but we have a unique situation in Chicago with a 75-year lease on our city's metered parking spaces. 

As a Senior Planner at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Lindsay developed a Parking toolkit to help local municipalities deploy parking management strategies in their downtowns. She has managed a variety of local projects from downtown Aurora’s Master Plan to UIC’s Multimodal Transportation Plan, as well as several parking management studies and local active transportation plans. Lindsay is co-Chair of the Chicagoland Complete Streets Coalition, and serves on various local transportation committees. Lindsay has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UIUC and a Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Redlands, and spent two years in Guatemala as a Municipal Development Peace Corps Volunteer. 

Jane Wilberding, AICP has managed and led parking and transportation demand management projects across the country. Her expertise lies in developing parking strategies and polices that are data driven and community guided to achieve the goals of the community, whether they are economic development, social equity, sustainability, or quality-of-life. Jane has helped clients throughout the country implement parking management solutions including demand-based pricing and parking maximums to optimize their existing parking assets in the short-term and create more walkable, vibrant neighborhoods in the long-term. Jane received a 40 under 40 award from ACT (the Association of Commuter Transportation), is a board member of WTS Greater Chicago, serves on ITEs parking standing committee, and is involved in a variety of other local transportation committees. She has an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and Business from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). 

Vitaliy Vladimirov, MUPP is an urban planner, artist, and immigrant. Vitaliy works to educate the public about how the built environment shapes our lives so as to make Urban Planning Theory accessible and to empower urbanites to envision a Chicago that is healthy, vibrant, and just. Having worked at regional and block-level scales, his research focuses on how ethnic minorities cluster in the built environment. Strategies on preserving and growing commercial corridors packed with locally-owned small businesses are a key interest. His experience includes planning street festivals and farmers markets, as well as designing neighborhood branding and marketing.

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