Цель конкурса – привлечь студентов к решению одной из самых насущных проблем современности – организации парковок. От участников ждут нестандартных идей, потенциально реализуемых и инвестиционно привлекательных. Основная задача – представить решения по обеспечению мобильности жителей современных городов, адаптировать парковки к сегодняшним реалиям.
The International Parking Institute (IPI) Parking Solutions Competition is a design and development parking challenge for college students actively enrolled in an undergraduate institution or actively pursuing a graduate degree. This inaugural competition is a chance for students to express their rendition of The Next Big Idea in parking. IPI seeks to engage students in a challenging parking solutions exercise based on real-world scenarios. Students can submit independently or form multi-disciplinary teams. Finalists will be selected on the basis of creativity, innovation, realism, applicability scalability, overall presentation, and the idea’s ability to benchmark success and demonstrate return on investment.
At first glance, the question posed may not seem to be a parking challenge. However, parking is an essential element of the mobility equation. Parking and transportation go hand-in-hand – one cannot be planned, implemented, and managed effectively without the other. Too often and for far too long, planning and operating parking was an afterthought in the planning and design process for our cities, towns, and campuses. The urban landscape in particular has changed rapidly due to demographics, demand for more livable places and communities, and transformative (and disruptive) technologies. In the face of all this change, parking will play a vital role in the mobility equation – but it, too, will evolve. How can parking adapt, and be resilient and effective while taking advantage of financial, societal, and technological trends? That’s our challenge: to reduce the frequency and reliance on the single-occupant vehicle as the primary mode of transportation and craft more viable mobility solutions for the places we live, work, and play.