The Land Use Law Center and ULI Westchester/Fairfield to present Summit on The Future of the Automobile and Smart Parking Solutions

June 13, 2018
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The Land Use Law Center and ULI Westchester/Fairfield will convene policy makers and expert professionals for a half-day conference to discuss the impact of the automobile and mobility have on land use and project planning. Planners, engineers, lawyers, municipal officials and citizens will join to discuss sustainable techniques that meet communities’ needs while also protecting the environment. The summit will be held on June 28 from 8 AM – 12:15 PM at the Judicial Institute on the Haub Law campus in White Plains.

“For 25 years, the Land Use Law Center has been a leader in convening officials to develop smart growth policies,” said John Nolon, Professor of Law and Counsel at the Land Use Law Center. “We are pleased to partner with ULI to bring together policy makers and others to discuss parking solutions that will have a real impact on communities in Westchester and beyond.”

“The future of the automobile is now, and the technological advances occurring will vastly impact the way we think about and plan for our urban and suburban landscapes”, notes Mara Kasler Winokur, Director, ULI West/FF & NNJ. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Land Use Law Center on this truly transformative topic.”

Topics discussed will include autonomous vehicles, as well as the consequences of density and how to lower parking ratios, through proven park right models, shared parking arrangements, curb side management plans, and other rapidly evolving techniques.  Design professionals will illustrate automated parking garages, how to design traditional structures to retrofit for the future, in fill parking structures, design and engineering streets and public rights of way and other innovative construction approaches. 

 “With 800 million parking spaces serving 325 million Americans and everyone looking for a place to park while urbanists predict a future of driverless cars, innovations are needed,” said Art Collins, Principal and President of Collins Enterprises. “This event will examine these tensions and help determine a path forward.”

The event is open to the public and participants should register in advance. The event’s keynote speaker is Georges Jacquemart of BFJ Planning. A full agenda is as follows:


8:00-8:45 am – Registration & Networking Breakfast
Atrium- Judicial Institute

8:45-9:05 am – Welcome and Introductions
John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law Counsel, Land Use Law Center

Melissa Kaplan- Macey, AICP, PP, Vice President, State Programs and Connecticut Director, Regional Plan Association

9:05-9:25 am – Regional Realities and Future Strategies in a Rapidly Changing Transportation Environment
Michael J. Shiffer, PhD, Vice President for Planning Metro-North Railroad

9:25-10:05 am – The Lower-Hudson’s Central City Responds
Hon. Thomas M. Roach, Mayor, City of White Plains

10:05-10:15 am – Break

10:15-11:35 am – The Evolution and Future of Municipal Parking Regulations: Lessons Learned
Moderator: Lynne Ward, Vice President, National Re/Sources
Georges Jacquemart, P.E, AICP, Principal, BFJ Planning
Michael V. Curti, Esq.Corporation Counsel, City of Yonkers
Jim Watson, AICP, PTP, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard

11:35- 12:15 pm-Designing Streetscapes and Parking Facilities for the Future
Moderator: Jim Zullo, Vice President, Timothy Haahs and Associates
Michael Connor, Senior Parking Consultant/Practice Builder, Kimley- Horn
Yair Goldberg, Executive VP Sales & Marketing, Unitronics

The cost of the program is as follows:

ULI Members

ULI Members ( Private Sector): $60.00

ULI Members ( Public, Non-Profit): $45.00

ULI Members (Young Leaders): $35.00

ULI Members ( F/T students): $25.00

Non Members

Non-Members ( Private Sector): $80.00

Non- Member ( Public, Non- Profit): $60.00

Non-Members ( F/T Students): $35.00


About Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, (Haub Law) offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a series of joint degree programs including a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,500 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. For more information visit

About the Land Use Law Center

Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. Through the work of its programs, centers, and institutes, the Land Use Law Center offers training, technical assistance, conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal and planning education programsaudio podcasts, and frequent publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues. Visit for more information.

About ULI

ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. ULI is its members. Through our members' dedication to the mission and their shared expertise, the Institute has been able to set standards of excellence in development practice.

The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

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