B.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. 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 recommends that cities should charge fair market prices for on-street parking, use the revenue to benefit the metered neighborhoods, and remove off-street parking requirements.
Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Center. In 2015, the American Planning Association gave Shoup its National Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer, and in 2017 the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning gave him its Distinguished Educator Award.