Donald Shoup

AREAS OF INTEREST

Urban Transportation Planning

RECENT BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

The High Cost of Free Parking
American drivers park for free on nearly ninety-nine percent of their car trips, and cities require developers to provide ample off-street parking for every new building. The resulting cost? Today we see sprawling cities that are better suited to cars than people and a nationwide fleet of motor vehicles that consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. Donald Shoup contends in The High Cost of Free Parking that parking is sorely misunderstood and mismanaged by planners, architects, and politicians. He proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking so that Americans can stop paying for free parking's hidden costs.
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning
Urban Planning
B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Yale; Ph.D. in Economics, Yale
310-825-5705

Donald Shoup has extensively studied parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for cities, the economy, and the environment. His influential book, The High Cost of Free Parking, is leading a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking, dedicate the resulting revenue to finance public services in the metered districts, and reduce or remove off-street parking requirements. His research on employer-paid parking led to passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out.

Professor Shoup has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and the World Bank, and has served as Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Institute, and the Editor of ACCESS.

Link to Donald Shoup's webpage.

Donald Shoup

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Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning
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B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Yale; Ph.D. in Economics, Yale
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Donald Shoup has extensively studied parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for cities, the economy, and the environment. His influential book, The High Cost of Free Parking, is leading a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking, dedicate the resulting revenue to finance public services in the metered districts, and reduce or remove off-street parking requirements. His research on employer-paid parking led to passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out.

Professor Shoup has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and the World Bank, and has served as Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Institute, and the Editor of ACCESS.

Link to Donald Shoup's webpage.

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