Author Richard W. Willson argues that many of today’s parking problems stem from outdated minimum parking requirements. In this practical guide, he shows readers how to reform parking requirements in a way that supports planning goals and creates vibrant cities.
But making effective change requires more than relying on national averages or information from neighboring communities. Instead, Willson shows how readers can confidently develop their own requirements based on local parking data, an understanding of future trends affecting parking use, and clear policy choices.
Case studies are used to illustrate what works, what doesn’t, and how to overcome challenges. Willson also explores the process of codifying regulations and how to work with stakeholders to avoid political conflicts.
With Parking Reform Made Easy, readers will learn, step-by-step, how to update parking requirements. The result will be higher density, healthier, more energy-efficient, and livable communities.
About the Author
Richard W. Willson, Ph.D., FAICP, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Parking Reform Made Easy is guaranteed. If you are not 100% satisfied, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
“Parking Reform Made Easy will help you rethink parking standards, eliminate the tendency to over park your community, and help you to reclaim land for economic and tax producing value. Simply put, this book will make you smarter.”
— Mitchell Silver,
AICP Former President American Planning Association
“Parking Reform Made Easy provides both a theoretical framework and practical methods for reforming parking requirements. By giving planners a sound basis for developing reforms, Richard Willson remedies the problem that many planners feel unqualified to challenge and change long-standing minimum parking requirements.”
— Donald Shoup,
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA
“a very important primer for discussing and implementing parking reform”
— Half-Mile Circles blog Reconnecting America