Graduated Density Zoning to Encourage Land Assembly for Infill Redevelopment

Zoning Practice — January 2009

By Donald Shoup, FAICP


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This article explains the concept of graduated density zoning and presents the results of implementing this technique in one city.


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Jan. 1, 2009
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About the Author

Donald Shoup, FAICP
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.