Donald Shoup interview

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.

In his landmark book “The High Cost of Free Parking” Shoup argues that minimum parking requirements in zoning ordinances distort transportation choices, debase urban design, damage the economy, and degrade the environment.

Shoup recommends that cities should instead charge fair market prices for on-street parking, use the meter revenue to finance added public services, and remove their requirements for off-street parking.

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.




June 2013
Authors: Federico Parolotto, Francesco Maria Cerroni

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