Abstract Parking is among the most discussed topics in local politics, with citizens and business owners frequently concerned that supplies are too low. However, numerous research efforts have shown that parking is routinely oversupplied in single-use districts in the United States, and others have documented the same trend in mixed-use districts. This research considers parking... Read more »
We believe that true sustainability goes well beyond the performance of an individual building. Entire neighborhoods and districts—when working as an integrated ecosystem—can reduce our consumption of natural resources and strengthen the social fabric of communities. The result is a higher quality of life and an exceptional urban experience. The Sustainable Communities Lab is researching how best to integrate ecological frameworks into urban infrastructure, and how to measure and benchmark performance at the district scale.