Donald Shoup is distinguished research professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and senior editor of Transfers Magazine.

Parking That’s Just Right

By Donald Shoup | August 15, 2023

The Goldilocks principle of curb parking prices

Cashing Out Employer-Paid Parking

By Donald Shoup, Don Pickrell | June 1, 2022

A view of a rooftop office parking lot full of cars

Free parking or nothing is not a fair deal. Parking cash out remedies this inequity and treats all commuters equally, regardless of how they get to work.

Tribute to Martin Wachs (1941-2021)

By Donald Shoup | May 17, 2021

Marty Wachs did so much in so many different fields that most of us know only a small part of everything he accomplished.

How Much Traffic is Cruising for Parking?

By Robert Hampshire, Donald Shoup | November 21, 2019

On a congested city street where all the curb spaces are occupied, some of the traffic is probably searching for curbside parking. This cruising for parking creates a moving queue of cars waiting for …

Converting Garages for Cars into Housing for People

By Anne Brown, Vinit Mukhija, Donald Shoup | November 14, 2019

The United States has a large supply of residential garages that could be converted into affordable apartments. Unfortunately, off-street parking requirements prohibit converting most of these garages …

Why parking spaces are perishable goods

By Donald Shoup | November 1, 2018

Like airlines and hotels, effective parking management requires charging variable demand-based prices, improving access, traffic, and the environment one parking space at a time.

Donald Shoup’s three parking reforms

By Donald Shoup | July 19, 2018

Parking requirements subsidize cars, encourage sprawl, raise housing costs, and much more. The author of “The High Cost of Free Parking” and “Parking and the City” offers three solutions for cities.

Optimal Pricing of Public Parking Garages

By Gregory Pierce, Hank Willson, Donald Shoup | May 16, 2018

Cities are coming around to the idea that on-street parking should be managed and priced based on the demand for the space. San Francisco, for example, created SFpark, a program that adjusts the price …