Donald Shoup  
B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Yale
Ph.D. in Economics, Yale

Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA  
Phone: (310) 825-5705
shoup@ucla.edu 

Donald Shoup is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, where he has served as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. His book, The High Cost of Free Parking, explains how better parking policies can improve cities, the economy, and the environment. In the book Shoup recommends that cities should charge fair market prices for on-street parking, use the meter revenue to finance added public services in the metered neighborhoods, and remove off-street parking requirements.

Donald Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Center, and the Editor of ACCESS magazine.

Curriculum Vitae

Video Links

SFpark

National Planning Excellence Award for ACCESS Magazine

Interview with Flow[n] in Milan

Interview with Max Katz of Moscow's City Council

Parking at Yale

The Right Price for Parking

StreetFilms Inverview with Mark Gorton

Donald Shoup plays with parking fees and matchbox cars

Parking Cash Out

Interview with Brian Lehrer, New York City

Cruising for parking simulation

Eliminate Free Parking?

Where should parking meter money go? KCET-TV

Journalism

Change the politics of parking, San Francisco Chronicle

How LA should manage its meters, Los Angeles Times

Why free parking is bad for everyone, Vox

Q&A about Parking, UCLA Today

Parking is Hell, Freakonomics

Cheap Lot, Boston Magazine

Entrevista, Parking Brasil

Overnight Parking Permits in Lieu of Minimum Parking Requirements, Portland Oregonian

Curbing Disabed Placard Abuse, Los Angeles Times

Avoiding Stadium Gridlock, Los Angeles Times

Meters That Create Parking Spots, New York Times

Pricing Parking by Demand, New York Times

Parking Reform Gathers Speed, New Urban News

Interview, Traffic Technology International

Progress in Immobility, ITS Magazine

Gone Parkin', New York Times

Between the Lines, Los Angeles Magazine

We Paved Paradise, Salon

No Parking Anytime, Slate

Solar-Powered Parking Lots, San Francisco Chronicle

The Price of Parking on a Great Street, Parking Today

Putting Parking into Reverse, InTransition Magazine

Interview, Forbes India

Put Parking in Its Place, Los Angeles Times

Graduated Parking Fines, Los Angeles Times

Planners and Parking Requirements, ITEA Newsletter

Paying for Parking, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Free Parking or Free Markets, Cato Unbound

Podcast interview, Cities and Culture

Selected Publications

Donald Shoup, The High Cost of Free Parking, Chicago: Planners Press, 2005 and 2011.

Preface to The High Cost of Free Parking

Chapter 1 of The High Cost of Free Parking

Book reviews of The High Cost of Free Parking

Donald Shoup, Parking Cash Out, Chicago: Planning Advisory Service, 2005

Donald Shoup, "Parking Charity," Access, No. 44, Spring 2014, pp. 35-37.

Donald Shoup, “Informal Parking on Sidewalks: The Broken Windows Effect,” in California Policy Options 2014, pp. 145-162.

Gregory Pierce and Donald Shoup, "SFpark: Pricing Parking by Demand," Access, No. 43, Fall 2013, pp. 20-28.

Gregory Pierce and Donald Shoup, "Getting the Prices Right: An Evaluation of Pricing Parking by Demand in San Francisco," Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 79, No. 1, Winter 2013, pp. 67-81.

Donald Shoup, "On-Street Parking Management or Off-Street Parking Requirements," Access, No. 42, Spring 2013, pp. 38-40.

Michael Manville, Alex Beata, and Donald Shoup, “Turning Housing into Driving: Parking Requirements and Density in Los Angeles and New York,” Housing Policy Debate, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2013, pp. 350–375.

Donald Shoup, “Prefacio,” in Políticas Públicas Destinadas a Reducir el Uso del Automóvil: Manual para Implementar Sistemas de Parquímetros en Ciudades Mexicanas, 2013, pp. 6–9.

Donald Shoup, "Solar Parking Requirements," Access, No. 40, Spring 2012, pp. 38-40.

Donald Shoup, "Ending the Abuse of Disabled Parking Placards," Access, No. 39, Fall 2011, pp. 38-40.

Donald Shoup, Free Parking or Free Markets, Access, No. 38, Spring 2011, pp. 28-35.

Donald Shoup, Graduated Parking Fines, Access, No. 37, Fall 2010, p. 41.

Donald Shoup, "Putting Cities Back on Their Feet," Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 136, No.3, September 2010, pp. 225–233.

Donald Shoup, "Fixing Broken Sidewalks," Access, No. 36, Spring 2010, pp. 30-36.

Donald Shoup, "Graduated Density Zoning to Encourage Land Assembly for Infill Development," Zoning Practice, January 2009, pp. 2–7.

Donald Shoup, "The Politics and Economics of Parking on Campus," in Stephen Ison and Tom Rye (eds.), Transport Demand Management Measures: An International Perspective, 2008, pp. 121--149.

Donald Shoup, "Graduated Density Zoning," Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 28, No. 2, Winter 2008, pp. 161–179.

Donald Shoup, “The Price of Parking on Great Streets,” in Abhijeet Chavan, Christian Peralta, and Christopher Steins, Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2007, pp. 52–56.

David King, Michael Manville, and Donald Shoup, "For Whom the Road Tolls," Access, No. 31, Fall 2007, pp. 2-7..

David King, Michael Manville, and Donald Shoup, The Political Calculus of Congestion Pricing, Transport Policy, Vol. 14, No. 2, March 2007, pp. 111-123.

Donald Shoup, "Cruising for Parking," Access, No. 30, Spring 2007, pp.16-22.

Donald Shoup, Chinese translation of "Cruising for Parking."

Donald Shoup, "Cruising for Parking," Transport Policy, Vol. 13, No. 6, November 2006, pp. 479-486.

Donald Shoup, “An Opportunity to Reduce Minimum Parking Requirements,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 61, No. 1, Winter 1995, pp. 14–28.

Michael Manville and Donald Shoup, "People, Parking, and Cities," Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 131, No. 4, December 2005, pp. 233-245.

Donald Shoup, "Parking Cash Out," Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2005.

Donald Shoup, “Cashing in on Curb Parking,” Access, No. 4, Spring 1994, pp. 20–26.

Michael Manville and Donald Shoup, "People, Parking, and Cities," Access No. 25, Fall 2004, pp. 2-8.

Donald Shoup, "The Ideal Source of Local Public Revenue," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 34, No. 6, November 2004, pp. 753-784.

Donald Shoup, "Truth in Transportation Planning," Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2003, pp. 1-16.

Douglas Kolozsvari and Donald Shoup, "Turning Small Change into Big Changes," Access, No. 23, Fall 2003, pp. 2-7.

Jeffrey Brown, Daniel Hess, and Donald Shoup, "Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation," Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol 23, No. 1, Fall 2003, pp. 69-82.

Donald Shoup, "Buying Time at the Curb," in The Half-Life of Policy Rationales: How New Technology Affects Old Policy Issues, Fred Foldvary and Daniel Klein (eds.), New York: New York University Press, 2003, pp. 60-85.

Donald Shoup, "Roughly Right vs. Precisely Wrong," Access, No. 20, Spring 2002, pp. 20-25.

Jeffrey Brown, Daniel Hess, and Donald Shoup, "Unlimited Access," Access, No. 19, Fall 2001, pp. 40-41.

Jeffrey Brown, Daniel Hess, and Donald Shoup, "Unlimited Access," Transportation, Vol. 28, No. 3, August 2001, pp. 233-267.

Donald Shoup, "Instead of Free Parking," Access, No. 15, Fall 1999, pp.8-13.

Donald Shoup, "In Lieu of Required Parking,"Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 18, No. 4, Summer 1999, pp. 307-320. 

Donald Shoup, "The Trouble with Minimum Parking Requirements," Transportation Research Part A, Vol. 33A, Nos.7-8, September/November 1999, pp. 549-574.

Donald Shoup, “Congress Okays Cash Out,” Access, No. 13, Fall 1998, pp. 2-8.   

Donald Shoup, "The High Cost of Free Parking," Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall 1997, pp. 3-20.    

Donald Shoup, "Evaluating the Effects of Cashing Out Employer-Paid Parking: Eight Case Studies," Transport Policy, Vol. 4, No. 4, October 1997, pp. 201-216.  

Donald Shoup, “Regulating Land Use at Sale,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 62, No. 3, Summer 1996, pp. 354–372.

Donald Shoup, “Is Underinvestment in Public Infrastructure an Anomaly?” in Gareth Jones and Peter Ward (eds.), Methodology for Land and Housing Market Analysis, London: UCL Press, 1994, pp. 236-250.

Donald Shoup, “Cashing in on Curb Parking,” Access, No. 4, Spring 1994, pp. 20–26.

Donald Shoup, "New Funds for Old Neighborhoods: California's Deferred Special Assessments," California Policy Seminar Brief, 1990, 4 pp.

Donald Shoup, "New Funds for Old Neighborhoods: California's Deferred Special Assessments," Berkeley: California Policy Seminar, 1990, 31 pp.

Donald Shoup, "Intervention through Property Taxation and Public Ownership," in Urban Land Policy, New York: Oxford University Press, 1983, pp. 132-152.

Donald Shoup, “Financing Public Investment by Deferred Special Assessment,” National Tax Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, December 1980, pp. 414-429.

Donald Shoup and Don Pickrell, “Problems with Parking Requirements in Zoning Ordinances,” Traffic Quarterly, Vol. XXXII, No. 4, October 1978, pp. 545–563

Donald Shoup, “The Effect of Property Taxes on the Capital Intensity of Urban Land Development,” in George Break (ed.), Metropolitan Financing and Growth Management Policies, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1978, pp. 105–132.

Richard Pollock and Donald Shoup, "The Effect of Shifting the Property Tax Base from Improvement Value to Land Value: An Empirical Estimate," Land Economics, Vol. 53, No. 1, February 1977.

Donald Shoup, “Theoretical Efficiency in Air Pollution Control,Western Economic Journal, September 1971, pp. 310–313.

Donald Shoup, “Effects of Suboptimization on Urban Government Decision Making,” Journal of Finance, May 1971, pp. 547–564.

Donald Shoup, “The Optimal Timing of Urban Land Development,” Papers of the Regional Science Association, Vol. XXV, 1970, pp. 33-44.

Parking Links

San Francisco adopts performance prices for curb parking

Washington, DC adopts performance prices for curb parking

Parking 'Rock Star' Advocates Radical Change in Parking Pricing

Cruising for Parking in Toronto

The Price of Parking on a Great Street, Parking Today

Interview on Australian Broadcasting Cprporation, November 5, 2010

San Francisco to Test Performance Parking Prices

Free Parking Comes at a Price, New York Times, August 14, 2010

The Shoupistas

Free Parking or Free Markets

Who Should Pay for Parking?

Let Prices Do the Planning

Response to the Antiplanner 1

Response to the Antiplanner 2

Response to the Antiplanner 3

Response to the Antiplanner 4

Cost of parking could be set by demand, San Francisco Chronicle

Parking in Sudoku

Spot Prices, Economist

Debate on off-street parking requirements, Parking Today

Washington Should Plan for People, Not Cars, Washngton Post

UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Interview, Part 1

UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Interview, Part 2

Can't Find a Parking Spot? Check Smartphone, New York Times

Fix Parking, Cure Congestion?, New York Times

How the Politics of Parking Can Defile a City, Toronto Star

The Cost of Free Parking, The Australian

Help for San Francisco parking nightmare? National Public Radio

StreetFilms Inverview on The High Cost of Free Parking

Redwood City's Free-Market Parking Meters

SFMTA launches SFpark

The New Space Race

Wheels blog, New York Times

Performance-based parking prices in Redwood City, California

Ventura Parking Ordinance

Downtown Redwood City Parking Management Plan

Redwood City's Free-Market Parking Meters

Parking Benefit Districts in Austin, Texas

California Legislative Analyst's report on Parking Cash Out

Gone Parkin', New York Times, March 29, 2007

The Parking Fix, Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2007

Unbundled Parking, New York Times, November 12, 2006

Free Parking Comes at a Price, National Public Radio, April 30, 2005.

Where should parking meter money go? KCET-TV, October 5, 2006

The Scourge of Free Parking, Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2005.

The High Cost of Free Parking, San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 2005.

No Such Thing As Free Parking, Hartford Courant, June 5, 2005.

Ruth Knack, Pay As You Park, Planning, May 2005, pp. 4-8.

Bruce Schaller, Finding a Parking Space, Gotham Gazette, March 13, 2007.

Pave paradise? No, ditch the parking lot. New Urban News, April/May 2005.

Parking in Westwood Village: An Inconvenient Truth, UCLA Today, April 10, 2007.

UCLA parking woes rooted in faulty pricing, UCLA Today, April 26, 2005.

Put Los Angeles Back on Its Feet, Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2001.

Let a Tree Grow in LA, Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1996.

UCLA's Philosopher of Parking, Michael Parrish

Comments on UCLA's fare-free transit program.

North Westwood Village Data

LADOT Parking Meter Technology Program

SFpark Scope of Work

Correspondence about ADA violations on Los Angeles Sidewalks

North Village Parking Solutions

Broken Sidewalks, Congested Parking, Daniel Hage

Parking on sidewalks

Pineda vs. City of Los Angeles

Willits vs City of Los Angeles

Apron Parking Reform in Los Angleles

Parking on Sidewalks in San Francisco

Hermosa Beach Driveway Parking Permit

Dont' Box Me In, Double Parker, New York Times

Capitola's Wheelchair Cops

Parking Occupancy Sensors, San Francisco, CA

Parking Spaces Now, Santa Monica, CA

Parking Security, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meter Payment Exemptions for Disabled Placard Holders--Jonathan Williams

Michigan disabled parking brochure

Spider Bus Map for UCLA

Assembly Bill 904

Houston's Parking Benefit District on Washington Avenue

Debate about Assembly Bill 904

Andy Raskin, The Hunter-Gatherer, Parking Division, New York Times, February 25, 2007