Did you miss the SHARE-North Webinar on "Public Space – What is it worth and how can car-sharing help cities reclaim it"? Catch up here!
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 addressed in our upcoming webinar on August 31st.
Dr. Michael Johansson from Lund University provided 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 provided some examples about their respective cities goals and strategies for reclaiming urban street space, impacts of concrete solutions involving car-sharing that can already be measured and methods for stakeholder involvement.
You can download the presentations here.
If you would like to watch the entire webinar, you can view the recording of it after registering here.