Donald Shoup

Muddling Through on Land Use Reform

Will Reform of Parking Regulations Ever See the Light of Day?

More than half a century ago, Charles Lindblom described the policy-making process as “The Science of Muddling Through.” California just demonstrated this with a new law, AB 744 (Chau), that holds important potential but in and of itself will not change the landscape. (Here is the most recent bill analysis). The law says that for …


The Insanity Behind Urban Parking Requirements

Los Angeles Magazine ran a nice profile of UCLA Professor Don Shoup, pioneer of the parking reform movement to eliminate off-street parking requirements and modernize parking meters to charge performance-based prices.  In Shoup’s vision, local governments would dedicate any parking revenue increases to improving the neighborhood from which they came.  Few other reforms could do …