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Let's Talk About


Dallas is considering overhauling its parking minimum requirements and CNU North Texas has been asked to weigh in. 

Together we're building our expertise on parking policy best practices as this issue comes to the forefront across DFW. 

In partnership with
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A roundtable discussion on the Dallas draft parking policy framework under consideration.

December 1st  7-8pm

In-person and on Zoom

Canopy Hilton Rooftop Conference Rm, 2950 Cityplace West Blvd, Dallas

RSVP for In-Person at Canopy Hilton

Register for Zoom Meeting


The evening will begin with an overview of the Dallas draft parking policy with introductory remarks from panelists, experts in the realms of real estate development, brokerage, and neighborhood management in walkable districts. 


We will then have a conversation with audience members and the community at large to dig into the details.

This event applies as 1 CNU credit.

Sponsored by

Featured Panelists

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Mike Ablon

Founding partner of PegasusAblon, a multidisciplinary developer and investor focused on the integration of emerging markets with evolving demographic trends.

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Jon Hetzel

Board Chair of the Deep Ellum Foundation and Char of the Deep Ellum, Real Estate Broker and spokesman for Madison Partners’ Deep Ellum and Greenville Ave properties.

Enrique MacGregor

Former City Plan Commissioner for District 1 leading policy development with the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee (ZOAC) 

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Dr Andreea Udrea & Dallas Urban Planning Staff

Interim Assistant Director of Planning & Urban Design, and colleagues:

  • Arturo Del Castillo

  • Lori Levy

  • Steven Doss

  • David Nevarez

  • Sarah May

  • Julia Ryan

  • Andrea Gilles

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Coffee and Conversation
with Dr Donald Shoup

A presentation by Dr Donald Shoup,

foremost expert of parking policy and author of

The High Cost of Free Parking and Parking & The City


Followed by a Public Roundtable Discussion with Andreea Udrea, and Patrick Kennedy.

December 7th, on Zoom

RSVP to Attend

Car Park

Reference Material

See Aug 12th Design Standards & Aug 26th TDM- Transportation Demand Management Standards for the latest draft policies.



Book Discussion:

Donald Shoup's Parking & The City*

Don't be intimidated. The book is LONG but an easy read and well-written. Let's come together to share our insights & discuss what we've read.

Read Intro & Chapter 15 

Monday October 25th, 5:30-6:30pm - Zoom Discussion  Register


Read through Chapter 30

Tuesday November 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm - Zoom Discussion  Register


Read through Chapter 45

Wednesday November 10th, 5:30-6:30pm - Zoom Discussion  Register


Final Overview Discussion

Thursday November 18th, 5:30pm

In-person at

Canopy Hilton   2950 Cityplace West Blvd

Rooftop patio bar

**Open air, open bar, great seating for small group discussions, stunning view of Downtown Dallas.**

* Contact Us to request a scholarship for purchasing the book at a discount. 

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