General Session: Urban Innovation Panel: Smart Cities, Disruption, and Technology

General Session: Tuesday, June 11

Tuesday, June 11 
10:30 - 11:45 am

General Session: Urban Innovation Panel: Smart Cities, Disruption, and Technology

Join us for a dynamic conversation on the trends and tech shaping the smart cities of tomorrow. Dive into state-of-the-art strategies in mobility, transportation, and parking designed to foster greater mobility, accessibility, sustainability, and consumer choice city-wide. Panelists will share their unique experiences, successes, challenges, and future plans to address current and rising trends. Hear about our industry’s evolution (and disruption) first-hand from city leaders, ranging from parking policy to demographic changes, the advent of the autonomous vehicle, and more.  


Jay W. Kim, PE
Assistant General Manager
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Jay W. Kim oversees the Office of Mobility Management and provides executive management oversight for the planning and operation of transit, paratransit, development review, on- and off-street parking facilities, and taxicab regulations to ensure LADOT meets the goals of the Sustainable City Plan.  He has 29 years of transportation planning and engineering experience from both private and public sectors.  He has a long history of collaborative efforts with other city departments and outside agencies to develop long-term transportation strategies, programs, and projects to provide innovative urban mobility solutions in a digital age for the City of Los Angeles.   He is a past Chair of the LADOT Complete Streets Committee along with active past participation in the Integrated Mobility Hubs Working Group, Downtown Street Standards Committee, and Metro’s Congestion Mitigation Fee Policy Advisory Committee. 

Art Noriega, CAPP
Chief Executive Officer
Miami Parking Authority

Arthur Noriega is an executive with a strong background in construction, operations and urban development projects with over 22 years of parking industry experience. Mr. Noriega has headed the Miami Parking Authority since 1999. As Chief Executive Officer, he oversees all of the parking and enforcement operations in a major metropolitan city. Mr. Noriega also must act as a strong advocate in the promotion of public and private sector joint ventures, while maintaining an excellent working relationship with local elected and government officials as well as development authorities. He oversees a staff of 195 employees and an operation that generates well over $60 million in parking revenue. Mr. Noriega has been responsible for unprecedented revenue growth at the Authority, as well as the development of the City’s seven newly constructed public garages. Miami Parking Authority is currently engaged in the predevelopment of two additional public/private joint venture developments within Miami’s Central Business District and another in Coconut Grove.

David Stein
Director of Parking and Planning 
NYC Department of Transportation

David Stein is Director of Parking Planning and Policy for the NYC Department of Transportation. He is responsible for the management and regulatory policies that govern more than 14,500 parking meters, 85,000+ metered parking spaces, and 25,000+ authorized use spaces. He has a focus on developing and implementing new and inventive parking solutions to improve the overall management and efficiency of curbs in commercial and retail areas across the city, as well as reshaping the policies that govern such use. His current portfolio of projects put him at the forefront of many public-facing and transformative curb management initiatives being undertaken in NYC, with a focus on technology, innovation, and parking pricing. With more than 18 years at the NYCDOT, he has served in a variety of capacities, frequently bridging operational and policy units across the agency. He is a graduate of Hobart College and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. 


Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Vice President for Program Development
International Parking & Mobility Institute

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