Future of Urban Environments
July 5, 2011

In May, I attended the International Parking Institute (IPI) conference in Pittsburgh, along with 2500 other attendees and nearly 300 vendors of equipment and software for the parking industry.

Our first general session was about the Future of Urban Environments.

Did you know that urban dweller have 50% of the carbon footprint of suburban dwellers?

Why? Because suburban people drive more and there is more land between structures where the elements can leak into the atmosphere.

Did you know that suburban areas have higher rates of and increases in obesity?

Why? Because suburbanites drive more and walk less, especially if there aren’t any sidewalks. And since there is more driving, there are more car accidents.

You can check out these statistics and more at the Housing & Transportation Affordability Index.

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