That’s the question that led Eran Ben-Joseph, a professor of landscape architecture and urban design at MIT to write his new book Rethinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, a badly needed reconsideration of the parking lot:
“We all use parking lots, and we all kind of hate them,” Ben-Joseph says. “Yet they’re part of everyday life and we have to deal with that. There are cultural and psychological issues around parking lots, and a lot of anxiety about how people behave and drive in them. We need to think about these spaces as being an important part of our daily lives.”
You can read about Ben-Joseph’s approach and learn more about his book here.