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Why I'm a Shoupista

Bill Fulton tells the story about how he became a Shoupista—thanks in part to Donald Shoup's love of Hello Dolly!
April 22, 2015, 11am PDT | Bill
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Bill Fulton tells the story about how he became a Shoupista. 

Since the publication of his book, The High Cost of Free Parking a decade ago, Don Shoup has accomplished something every academic hopes to achieve and almost no one ever does: He has completely reframed an important public policy issue so that everybody thinks about it differently. 

From his time as a UCLA planning student in the 1980s to his time as Mayor of Ventura, Bill Fulton has always been a Shoupista. Even today in his capacity as the head of a think tank at Rice University in Houston, Bill invokes Don Shoup's name every day. 

In this blog from California Planning & Development Report, Bill recounds his days as a Shoup student and many of the Shoupian encounters he has experienced ever since.

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Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in California Planning & Development Report
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