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Donald Shoup

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Donald Shoup is a professor of urban planning at UCLA, where he has served as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and as Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies.  His research has focused on how parking policies affect cities, the economy, and the environment.  Professor Shoup's research on employer-paid parking led to the passage of California’s parking cash-out law, and to changes in the Internal Revenue Code to encourage parking cash out. His book, The High Cost of Free Parking, has led a growing number of cities to charge fair market prices for curb parking and use the revenue to finance added public services in the metered districts. The Wall Street Journal has even referred to Professor Shoup as a “parking rock star.” Professor Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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