"Taking new approaches to parking is integral to making cities more sustainable and more livable. Kudos to Richard Willson for bringing this important issue to light and for making the case that urban planners, policy makers, and city officials need to work with parking experts early in the planning process.”
— Shawn Conrad, CAE, Executive Director, International Parking Institute
"Richard Willson has written a great book about how better parking management can improve transportation, the economy, and the environment. He clearly shows how cities can plan for smarter parking at lower cost instead of blindly spending other people’s money to get too much parking at far higher cost."
— Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA; author of The High Cost of Free Parking
"Parking Management for Smart Growth shows the potential and demonstrates the means for planners to implement active parking management...The book outlines a flexible roadmap for reform implementation and adaptation from which cities of all sizes can and should benefit."
— Journal of Planning Education and Research
"For cities, parking is destiny. While others have covered the theory of good parking management, Willson goes into the necessary details of implementation. He includes a wealth of case studies covering everything from effective use of technology, to addressing community concerns, to troubleshooting the problems that arise as theory moves into practice."
— Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson\Nygaard
"The book tackles the development of a parking management strategy, management of a parking district, best practices, and specifics on implementation. Only those in jurisdictions that are happy with empty acres of asphalt and all their implications can afford to skip this book."
"A quick reading of Parking Management for Smart Growth leaves even the casual reader with an overwhelming sense of the compelling logic for more rational parking policies to support better development….This book should be on the shelves of any planning department and local traffic department that has a parking problem, and probably those that do not."
— Urban Land