Why I'm a Shoupista
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.