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The Seaside Institute presents "Let's Talk: A Community Discussion."

We are pleased to announce as our guest speaker for the October 2018 “Lets Talk” series, Dr. Donald Shoup.  Shoup, a research professor of urban planning at UCLA and the preeminent guru of parking policy, has devoted his 40-plus-year career to understanding the profound economic, geographic, and environmental consequences of parking space over-allocation. The High Cost of Free Parking, Shoup’s 2005 book, is often called “revolutionary” for turning an otherwise dry academic topic into a high-stakes urban issue. 

“Thinking about parking seems to take place in the reptilian cortex, the most primitive part of the brain responsible for making snap judgments about fight-or-flight issues, such as how to avoid being eaten,” Shoup writes in the introduction to his new book, Parking and the City. Dr. Shoup will be sharing his views and offering solutions to the ever-growing 30 A parking problem. You won’t want to miss this event.

The Seaside Institute - working in collaboration with local residents, homeowners, visitors, employers and employees, international experts, community representatives, Dewberry | Preble-Rish, HNTB, ITIC, Walton County, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - is implementing the #30AMobility project. Featuring connected, self-driving, and emission-free vehicles, #30AMobility will increase convenience while reducing congestion and emissions; improving the lives of the people in our extended community.

Come and see the latest updates for #30AMobility, and let your voice be heard.

October 11, 2018
6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:45 PM)
Seaside Assembly Hall
168 Smolian Circle Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. 


Click HERE to email the 30A Mobility Director (Jay Liles)

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