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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

November 13, 2016
November 6, 2016
Could Developers Help Save the D.C. Metro
Washington Post

Some of Washington’s most accomplished real estate developers on Monday announced a new company that one described as a “true powerhouse.” Although the properties are spread across the region, one characteristic unites them. Almost every one is within a half-mile of a Metro station.

Wilshire Boulevard Could Help Transform Car-Friendly L.A.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles built Wilshire Boulevard as a majestic path for the automobile, and perhaps no place reflected that grandeur more than the Miracle Mile. Now, with high-rises, mixed-use buildings, and a light rail line, Wilshire could signify the beginning of a different L.A.

Transit-Oriented Development in Future Cities
International Journal of Urban Sciences (abstract)

In this paper, a two-level sustainable mobility strategy for future cities is suggested and the potential key role of transit-oriented development (TOD) is discussed with reference to both the internal and external movements of people.

October 25, 2016
DART Sees $200M Opportunity in a Parking Lot
Dallas Morning News

“There aren’t many 11-acre tracts south of Northwest Highway on U.S. Highway 75 to take advantage of,” DART President Gary Thomas said. “Mockingbird Station, I would suggest, is at the northern edge of Uptown’s growth right now.”

October 24, 2016
Does Metro Serve the Densest Parts of D.C.?
Greater Greater Washington

The maps below show where DC’s most densely-populated pockets are, as well as where its Metro stops are. It turns out they aren’t always the same places, or in other words, DC isn’t building enough around transit.

October 18, 2016
Transit-Oriented Development in Future Cities
International Journal of Urban Sciences (abstract)

In this paper, a two-level sustainable mobility strategy for future cities is suggested and the potential key role of transit-oriented development (TOD) is discussed with reference to both the internal and external movements of people.

October 13, 2016
October 12, 2016
How Can Denver Prevent Displacement Near Transit
Denver Streetsblog

It makes a lot of sense to build walkable development around transit stations. Otherwise, few people will be able to live near transit, and you’ll never have a transit system that enables people to get to work or do their shopping without a car.

October 11, 2016
Report: Advancing Equitable TOD
MZ Strategies

These are fascinating times for those of us who love cities. Over the past 20 years we have seen not only a rebirth of America’s great cities such as Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles but also a renewed vibrancy in our dynamic mid-size cities including Minneapolis, Nashville, and Kansas City, to name just […]

September 25, 2016
Does Development Follow Suburban Rail Transit?
Journal of the American Planning Association (abstract)

There is little consensus about the effects of rail transit on residential development, especially in suburbs, despite high expectations. I revisit this issue by examining a “best case”.

September 21, 2016
Austin Chamber Says Land Reform is Top Transport Priority
Austin Monitor

The Austin Chamber of Commerce has a new primary pill in its prescription for treating the city’s notorious traffic congestion, but it’s one that’s been known to cause many a case of political hives: density.

September 15, 2016
Housing at the Center of CA’s New Transit Paradigm

With CA’s recently adopted affordable housing policies, we are taking bold steps to address both climate and affordability challenges that high-cost regions face in California. LA Metro discussed its plan in the previous post, here we follow up with BART and VTA.

September 14, 2016
September 8, 2016
What Downtown Plano’s Rebirth Can Teach Mid-Sized Cities
Urban Edge

Almost 15 years ago, Dallas-area planners put a light-rail station in downtown Plano. Since then, city leaders watched the area thrive with the types of developments – mixed-use, transit-oriented, public-private partnerships – that win a game of urban planning buzzword bingo.

August 31, 2016
Mapping Gentrification Along L.A.’s Transit Lines

As part of a joint project with UC Berkeley, the Urban Displacement Project analyzed data relating to a number socioeconomic, demographic and housing characteristics to map neighborhood change in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

August 24, 2016
August 10, 2016
August 8, 2016
Self-Driving Cars Will Kill Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development is all the rage in many cities, but self-driving cars threaten the value of housing units located near rapid transit stops. Self-driving cars will lower the cost of shared-ride services such as UberPool and Lyft Line, speed up car traffic, and thus eliminate premium pricing for TOD.

August 3, 2016
July 28, 2016
Australia’s Radical, $150B Plan for High Speed Rail
Next City

A private company is proposing to fix Australia’s connectivity problems in a novel way: by building eight new cities inland from the coast and connecting them with Sydney, Melbourne and the national capital of Canberra with a new high-speed rail line.

July 27, 2016
Developing a TOD Typology for Beijing Metro Station Areas
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

In recent years, TOD has also been widely advocated and applied in China; however, so far no study has systematically developed a TOD typology in a Chinese context. This paper fills this gap for the case of the Beijing metropolitan area.


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