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Parking on 30A: Is ‘free parking’ really free?

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Seaside Institute is 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.

Attendance is free but seating is limited: Please RSVP by reply to on or before Oct. 7. Presentation begins at 6 pm. Panel Discussion at 7 pm.


October 11, 2018
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Seaside Assembly Hall
168 Smolian Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 United States
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