ULI Charlotte: Easing Gridlock by Connecting Development & Transportation Demand Management


2021-06-10T11:00:00 - 2021-06-10T12:00:00

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    As communities examine the future growth, transportation and congestion continues to be a concern.  Cities share a common desire to encourage areas of dense development, though the perception is more congestion.  We also acknowledge designing communities and their land uses around just automobiles is not in our long-term best interest.

    During this webinar, we will explore tools and solutions to make the community less automobile-dependent.  Transportation Demand Management (TDM) are programs, policies or activities that offer travelers with choices, to improve travel reliability.  Tools range from understanding how a TDM policy fits into the planning fabric of the community to developing the appropriate strategies for properties. 

    This program is made possible through a grant from the American Cities Climate Challenge.




    Justin Schor

    Principal, Wells + Associates, Inc.

    Justin Schor is a skilled and well-rounded transportation consultant with over two decades of forward-thinking Transportation Demand Management (TDM) experience in communities all over the United States. He excels in TDM program development and management for developers and property managers who have trip reduction requirements, parking supply issues and/or last-mile connection challenges. Justin recently co-authored a book published by ULI called “Building a Multimodal Future: Connecting Real Estate Development and Transportation Demand Management to Ease Gridlock”. The book shows how planning land uses and transportation together with TDM policies can overcome NIMBY opposition to density and concerns with parking. The book explores the origin, implementation, best practices, and results of TDM policies from 10 distinctive communities across the US. Uniquely, it includes the perspectives of those who implement these policies and those who are affected by them, including property owners, developers, managers, and other professionals who work with TDM policies. Justin is recognized for his ability to manage efforts that build awareness of and participation in sustainable transportation programs – and that demonstrate measurable change in travel behavior. These skills and expertise give Justin a unique ability to confidently plan and recommend transportation strategies that are grounded in reality, and that are practical, achievable, and measurable.


    Jay Corbalis

    JBG SMITH Properties

    Jay Corbalis is Vice President of Public Affairs for JBG SMITH. In that capacity he works with a range of stakeholders to create long-term value by aligning interests in transportation investments in National Landing. Prior to joining JBG SMITH, Jay was part of the Mixed-Use Development Team at Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he worked on large redevelopment projects like Pike & Rose. Jay has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University, and a graduate degree in real estate development from Georgetown University. He and his wife live in Silver Spring, MD.


    Christopher Forinash

    Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.

    Chris has nearly 25 years working in urban transportation and development. Starting from a technical base of forecasting the demand for regional transportation investments, he focused on the policies that ensure transportation systems support sustainable, equitable community-building. He contributed to early work on recognizing the environmental benefits of smart growth, changing parking policy, and reforming federal transportation funding. He is renowned for interpreting technical results legibly for policy-makers and the public. Chris approaches all of his work by engaging with the community, analyzing their needs and options, and recommending innovative and practical changes. He led a team of 15 national organizations that helped leaders from 150 regions and neighborhoods create ambitious transportation, economic development, and environmental plans driven by the priorities of all their residents. He served as chair of the Arlington County (Virginia) Planning Commission as it accelerated a successful transition from stagnant suburb to vibrant urban community.