A Tribute to Donald Shoup: Retiring from UCLA This Summer
"Donald Shoup, after 41 years of teaching in UCLA’s urban planning department, is retiring this summer," according to a tribute post on the UCLA Luskin website.
The article details the history and accomplishments of Shoup's career, including its modest beginnings with a paper, "Problems with Parking Requirements in Zoning Ordinances," that came to a revolutionary conclusion: "End minimum parking requirements and let the market dictate the supply of parking." Now, of course, it's impossible to ignore Shoup's massive influence on the contemporary practice of planning.
The article details how Shoup accomplished so much in his career, including thoughts about how his thinking is inherently economic and his partnerships with students and faculty colleagues. The article is a fitting tribute to an influential figure in planning history.