BPA Annual Conference 2021

BPA Annual Conference 2021: A New Dawn for Parking

Professor Donald Shoup

Professor Donald Shoup

Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning
University of California, Los Angeles

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Donald Shoup is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research has focused on transportation, public finance, and land economics, with emphasis on how parking policies affect cities, the economy, and the environment.

In his landmark 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 improve public services in the metered neighborhoods, and (3) remove off-street parking requirements.

In his 2018 book, Parking and the City, Shoup and his co-authors examined the results where cities have adopted these policies. The successful outcomes show this trio of reforms may be the simplest, cheapest, and fastest way to improve cities, protect the environment, and promote social justice. 

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