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, FAICP, is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. In 2018, Shoup and his co-authors detailed a zoning proposal to facilitate garage-to-apartment conversions, published in APA's Zoning Practice as well as the Journal of Planning Education and Research. This proposal builds off the lessons of Shoup's landmark book The High Cost of Free Parking. Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Center.


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

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


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