Donald Shoup

Shoup on Velib bike in ParisB.E. in Electrical Engineering, Yale
Ph.D. in Economics, Yale

Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Urban Planning, UCLA
Phone: (310) 825-5705

Donald Shoup is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. Much of his research has focused on how parking policies affect cities, the economy, and the environment.

In his 2005 book, The High Cost of Free Parking, Shoup recommended that cities should (1) charge fair market prices for on-street parking, (2) spend the revenue to benefit the metered neighborhoods, and (3) remove off-street parking requirements.

In his 2018 book, Parking and the City, Shoup and 45 other academic and practicing planners examined the results where cities have followed this advice. The successful outcomes show that the three parking reforms are not theoretical and idealistic but are instead practical and realistic.

Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Center. He has received the American Planning Association’s National Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer and the American Collegiate Schools of Planning’s Distinguished Educator Award.

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