Parking has never been a cooler thing to talk about.
This cacophony of growing pains has everyone wondering the same thing: where am I going to park for my noon class? I’m just kidding — I don’t have a car.
In far more legitimate terms, parking is a continual concern for downtown residents, business owners and visitors that deserves to be examined on a micro level to be understood on the macro.
So we at the Downtown Devil will be examining multiple angles from business to education in a combination of weekly audio and print pieces that will lead up to a specialized episode of the Rundown all under the banner of “Spatial Awareness.”
Many editors will dig up their reporter notebooks and join staff reporters on the streets covering the areas they each are uniquely well-versed in. For some, this means stepping into the realm of audio for the first time.
As the series continues, we will collect our stories on a single webpage that gives you, the reader, a database of all things parking.
“Spatial Awareness” is also the beginning of the Downtown Devil‘s expansion in both multimedia and in-depth series.
Our first strong foray into multimedia began with our Street Series, which looked at SoRo, a colorful combination of businesses soon to be demolished. Expect to see the next part of the series in the coming weeks.
We also felt compelled to increase our in-depth coverage, mainly through focused series. As a hyper-local publication, we are in a unique position to both understand and cover downtown. The future of downtown is a common talking point of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, business and art leaders, and community members. The conversations follow a similar path: how can we make our city better? Well, this is how we, the Downtown Devil, can make downtown Phoenix better. Our goals, put simply, are to elevate conversations from, “dang, another parking ticket,” to “what does this parking ticket mean in the grand scheme of things?”