Donald Shoup, FAICP

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FAICP Statement

Donald Shoup is an academic authority on parking and its effects on transportation, land use, cities, the economy, and the environment. He has testified about parking policies before Congress and the California legislature, and his research has resulted in state and federal legislation implementing his proposal to cash out employer-paid parking. Inducted 2004.

Professional Biography

Donald Shoup is Distinguished Research 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 parking reforms 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. 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. In 2015, the American Planning Association gave Shoup its highest honor, the National Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer.


Yale College
Graduation Date: June, 1961
Degree Level: Undergraduate

Yale University
Graduation Date: June, 1968
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.