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Where's My Spot? Henry Grabar on 'How Parking Explains the World'

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 (Lisa Larson-Walker)

Parking is one of the biggest paradoxes of American life. There are between one and two billion parking spaces in the United States, several for each car, and in cities the ratio is even higher. At the same time, to harried drivers seeking a spot near an appointment or to residents of densely populated neighborhoods, it can feel like there are never enough places to park. We’ll talk to Slate’s Henry Grabar about whether the parking shortage is real or imagined and how parking determines the design of our buildings, the character of our communities and the health of our environment. Grabar’s new book is “Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World.”


Henry Grabar, staff writer, Slate - author, "Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World"


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