Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

The Opportunity Cost of Parking Requirements: The Case of Silicon Valley Applied Research Projects

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Project Summary

The project examines the opportunity costs of minimum parking requirements, to both housing supply and firm productivity, using Silicon Valley as a case study. Specifically, the porject examines how minimum parking requirements: (1) shape the locations and characteristics of new development, (2) distort the location of firms and weaken agglomeration economies, and (3) make driving less expensive.

Project Status

In progress



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P.I. Name & Address

Associate Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
University of California Los Angeles
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
United States

Funding Source: Caltrans

Funding Amount: $77,257

Start and End Date: Februaru 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020