2017 was another rewarding year for ITS scholars. Professor Donald Shoup and former doctoral student Carole Turley Voulgaris both earned top awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools and Planning (ACSP), the highest honors in academic planning.
Professor Shoup, an ITS faculty fellow and distinguished research professor of urban planning, received the ACSP Distinguished Educator Award (read his acceptance remarks here). During his tenure of more than 40 years at UCLA, Professor Shoup has built an international reputation as a premiere authority on parking policy, influencing generations of students who have gone on to implement his ideas in cities throughout the United States and the world. He spoke about his esteemed career in a recent UCLA Luskin video:
ASCP selects recipients of the Distinguished Educator Award every two years based on their scholarly contributions, teaching excellence, public service, and professional practice. Professor Shoup is the second ITS faculty fellow to win this prestigious award, joining Professor Martin Wachs, who won in 2006 while at UC Berkeley.
Carole Turley Voulgaris, who was recently named an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, won the prestigious Best Dissertation in Planning award for her work on transit ridership forecasts while at ITS. This is the second time in three years that an ITS student’s PhD dissertation has been named the nation’s best, after Kelcie Ralph, now an assistant professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers, won in 2015.