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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

June 25, 2017
When Will Charlotte’s Streetcar Finally Spur Promised Development?
Charlotte Observer

Two years ago, Charlotte’s streetcar carried its first passengers and brought the hope that it would eventually spark new development in areas that had been overlooked, particularly near Johnson C. Smith University. But when will that finally happen?

June 18, 2017
Google’s San Jose Renewal Plan Centers on Transit
San Jose Mercury News

Google’s plan to build a massive transit-centered village in downtown San Jose could provide a new model for the design of sprawling tech campuses by addressing one of the Bay Area’s biggest headaches: commuters sitting in seemingly endless traffic jams.

June 8, 2017
India’s Potential Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development
The City Fix

After eight years of deliberation to streamline such irregularities, India’s landmark Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), which was notified by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2016, became fully operational on May 1, 2017.

June 6, 2017
May 25, 2017
Attitudes Toward Transit-Oriented Development
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

The question addressed here is how, if at all, TOD and TOD-proximate residents’ perceptions of the benefits and shortcomings of TOD are perceived and addressed by professionals involved with TOD planning and development.

May 24, 2017
May 16, 2017
Energy Sector Revival, TOD Bouys Dallas Development
Urban Land Institute

Renewed optimism among small business owners, strong consumer confidence, and a robust U.S. job market suggest that the next recession may be further away than what economists predicted just a year ago.

May 15, 2017
May 7, 2017
17 Years of Metro-Induced Gentrification in Taipei
Cities (abstract)

The present study explores the relationship between metro systems and gentrification in Taipei; it particularly tests whether access to metro stations induces gentrification, metro-induced gentrification occurs in, and differs between in both inner and outer city areas.

May 4, 2017
India Creates Transit-Oriented Development Policy
Governance Now

The urban population in India, which is nearly 377 million, is poised to grow to 600 million by 2030. Facing a massive, ongoing wave of urbanization, the country has began taking steps toward implementing more sustainable land use and transport policy.

April 26, 2017
Effectiveness of Transit Oriented Development in Reducing Car Use
Urban Policy & Research (abstract)

A transit oriented development (TOD) approach for Perth, Western Australia has been employed as one means of reducing car dependency. Planning for Subiaco Station precinct, one of the first Perth TOD precincts, commenced two decades ago. Has the project been effective?

April 20, 2017
Study: Big Tech Companies Should Move Closer To Transit
San Francisco Chronicle

SPUR, a San Francisco planning and research organization, is pushing for other companies to follow in Box’s tracks. In a study released Thursday, it cites Box as a rare example of tech companies that have located near public transportation.

April 10, 2017
April 4, 2017
Only 2.5% Of Land In NYC Region Is Walkable Urban

New York City was the country’s first truly urban area. But today, the suburbs around it, despite being linked by rail transportation, are almost entirely sprawled suburbia and present huge, untapped potential for transit-oriented development.

March 29, 2017
March 26, 2017
March 15, 2017
L.A. Releases JJJ-Driven TOD Incentives
Streetsblog L.A.

Now that Measure S has clearly been soundly defeated, the city of Los Angeles is implementing that other planning reform measure that actually passed. Measure JJJ, or the “Build Better L.A.” initiative, received 64.8 percent approval in the November 2016 election.

March 5, 2017
Charlotte’s Light Rail Development Lessons
Charlotte Business Journal

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the 10-mile Lynx Blue Line, connecting uptown to Pineville. The line has spurred billions of dollars in new development; but how has Charlotte progressed since then?

February 13, 2017
A Model to Keep Homes Near Transit Affordable
Streetsblog Denver

Housing is in short supply in Denver, and that applies to the areas near transit stations, where people are willing to pay a premium. Will the new transit-oriented development be affordable to Denverites on the lower half of the income spectrum?

February 12, 2017


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