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The Scientific Programme of the 15th EPA Congress is online!

The 15th European Parking Associations international Congress
PARKING: the New Deal
The scientific programme of the 15th EPA Congress has been developed by the Scientific and Technical Committee, a highly qualified interdisciplinary group looking at parking from many professional viewpoints to create a wider perspective on the issue. This group has discussed managed parking as an integral part of urban mobility, the potential for considering parking provision as a component of urban mobility infrastructure and possible ways of transforming an issue which is frequently seen as a problem into an opportunity.

The conference programme will deal with topics related to the following four over-arching themes:


There are three aims in this theme: to understand how parking is perceived by the various stakeholders; to improve the image of the parking industry amongst the stakeholders (such as operators, decision makers, users, retail associations) and to establish an agenda for the future development of parking policies.

Giuliano MINGARDO, Erasmus University Rotterdam - The Netherlands (STC Member): The Perceived Value of Parking

Michael KODRANSKY, Institute for Transport & Development Policy - New York, U.S.A.: The European Parking U Turn

Peter MARTENS, Chairman Policy & Strategies Committee EPA, The Netherlands (STC Member): The Image of Parking

Patrick TROY, Chief Executive British Parking Association, United Kingdom: Challenges for the parking sector: the media and public perception

Shawn CONRAD, Executive Director, International Parking Institute, U.S.A.: Parking Matters


This theme is directly related to providers of parking and its related activities and has a number of facets: future vehicles for future parking; sustainable parking construction and transformation; car parking and electric mobility; real time information systems; and new services, energy suppliers and car designs.

Stefano RE FIORENTIN, CEO Deputy Fiat Research Centre, Italy; Future Vehicles for future parking

Bernd BEER, AMP Parking Gmbh, Germany (STC Member): Smart Car Park infrastructures in a Smart Grid

Giuseppe MANCINI, Professor Dept. Engineering Politecnico di Torino, Italy (STC Member): Sustainable Construction Criteria for Parking Structures

Andrea ZARA, E-Mobility Project Manager ENEL, Italy: The ENEL Groups Commitment for Electric Mobility opportunities for synergy with the parking industry

Annick LEPETIT, Councillor of The City of Paris, France: The AUTOLIB Project The City of Paris

Mario CARRARA, SiTI - Higher Institute for Territorial Systems for Innovation Torino (STC Member): Car Parks as Urban Mobility Infrastructures


The way cities will be accessed in the future will change and the management of parking can have an important role. This theme will discuss: local authorities and the parking operators; the integration of on and off street parking; enforcement; transforming parking management into mobility management; sustainability and flexibility; innovative services for the future.

Parking as an effective tool for urban mobility and accessibility management
To be confirmed

Massimo Marciani, President Fit Consulting Rome Italy (STC Member): Parking, mobility infrastructures and urban logistics: integrated management

Jörn Marx, President of the Polis Network, Germany: Local Authorities and Operators: a proactive relationship in parking policies

Antoni Roig, Director Corporate Services for Mobility Barcelona de Serveis Mobilitat, Spain (STC Member): Parking measures: a powerful tool of mobility policies

New Mobility Trends - parking and services to the car drivers
To be confirmed

Eugene Tsyrklevich, CEO Parkopedia, United Kingdom: The evolution of real time info


This theme considers economics at an urban scale, the cost of congestion and the contribution made by parking management. Topics to be discussed include: a parking business model; new parking products and benefits; cost saving and growing markets; pricing as a tool and a comparison of parking charges with a critical look at tariffs.

Donald Shoup Professor Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.: The High Cost of Free Parking

Francesc Robusté Professor Transportation Università Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (STC Member): The social profitability of parking: a key link in the urban mobility chain

Retail: urban revitalization and Parking getting back to the centre
To be confirmed

Electronic Payment methods the EMV follow-up
To be confirmed

Car Park Investments and alternative financing of car parks
To be confirmed

Antonio Musso Professor Transportation Systems Theory, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy (STC Member): CIVITAS: integrated mobility policies and new economic opportunities for parking operators
For all the information about this event visit www.epacongress.eu
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