We’re saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Island Press author Richard Willson. He was a kind person who was fiercely dedicated to creating better cities. Rick’s enthusiasm for regulatory reform, and his optimism for the ability of planners to change the world were an inspiration to many. His views were evident in the original subtitle he suggested for his guide for idealists: “change the world and grow your character”. He will be missed.

In celebration of Rick's life, take a moment to read Chapter 1. What is a Parking Space Worth?, from his important book, Parking Management for Smart Growth.

Download it here or read it below.