Purdue's 2012 Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium will consider the issue of parking. A panel will discuss both technological and cultural perspectives - everything from safety to efficiency to cultural impact.
Mary Smith, Senior Vice President and Director of Parking Consulting, Walker Parking Consultants, and John Collier, Director of Campus Master Planning, Purdue University, will examine parking globally and at the local level, exploring trends in parking design around the world, how the automobile and accompanying need for parking has changed Purdue’s physical environment over the years, and how new transportation systems and societal expectations will shape the future.
The colloquium is Thursday, November 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the atrium of Armstrong Hall. The event is free and open to the public. It's sponsored by Purdue's School of Engineering Education with support from the school's Professor Bruce Johnson Graduate Education Fund.