For this month’s social meetup/get-together, we’re going to meet at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club for shuffleboard, drinks, and tacos. Thanks to Jana for the idea and for looking into the best time to go. Below the event info, I’ve included some links related to urban planning that were shared after the last topic/discussion meetup.
We’ll meet next Friday, March 17 starting at 6 PM, as you’re more likely to get a court with little waiting. All are welcome, whether you’ve come to a meetup before or not.
Jana will be there starting at 6, but feel free to arrive whenever. Feel free to message Jana or I in the Discord if you’re having trouble finding the group.
It looks like they’ll be serving tacos that night: “Taco Sublime” (“A fast and casual Taqueria”) https://www.royalpalmschicago.com/events-calendar/2022/10/27/dj-kay-eaygh-amkxz-63b4c-63fng-znx9f-99bee-9j5pa-8wn38-g93l3-t2peg-rpdhx-3ksn8-489yk-cxcma-28b28-l7afa-p3jy8-yscrz-7ekmg-w4lg9-gptd9-tlwax-44cnf-ggrhs-z3sm4-mwn7l-ncdsg-crh89
More info on the venue: https://www.royalpalmschicago.com/venuephotos
And here’s the address: 1750 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647
We hope to see you there!
Some great links from Nate Seeskin and then Todd following the discussion on urban planning:
- The High Cost of Free Parking: https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/7/19/15993936/high-cost-of-free-parking
- Elon Musk Has Some Bad Ideas for Public Transit. We Have Solutions: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/13/opinion/elon-musk-boring-loop.html
If you are interested in learning a bit more about what Nate works in more directly, here’s also a link to a webinar recording and paper he published recently re: climate change and micromobility (bikeshare and e-scooters): https://learn.sharedusemobilitycenter.org/multimedia/sumc-webinar-sharing-in-action-micromobility-in-local-climate-strategies-january-25-2023/
His org also hosts an annual conference called the National Shared Mobility Summit on May 3 and 4. While the Summit might be a bit pricey, they will also host a free workshop on May 2 at the Merchandise Mart focused on mobility innovation. You can register for the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-mobility-innovation-collaborative-workshop-tickets-543269121567
EconTalk interview with Donald Shoup (author of the High Cost of Free parking): https://www.econtalk.org/donald-shoup-on-the-economics-of-parking/
EconTalk interview with Alain Bertaud (author of Order Without Design aka Adam’s little yellow book): https://www.econtalk.org/alain-bertaud-on-cities-planning-and-order-without-design/