The International Parking Institute (IPI), the world’s largest association of parking professionals, has changed its name to the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI).
IPI’s 2018 Emerging Trends in Parking survey earlier this year revealed more than 90 per cent of those surveyed felt that “parking and transportation or mobility professionals” is a more apt description of their jobs, which today encompass such tasks as curb management, alternative commuting methods, data collection, and more.
IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad said the renaming signifies changes in the industry “where mobility is emerging as a more inclusive term for the expanding role of parking professionals.”
“We feel the new name provides an umbrella that incorporates parking and mobility and thus will better serve our members by ensuring future opportunities for growth,” Conrad said.
The decision was made by the board of directors in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 17, 2018.
Visit www.parking.org for more information on the association’s new direction.