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Tag Archives: Transit Oriented Development

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
Rooflines

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
LAist

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
Forbes

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.

July 26, 2016
July 14, 2016
July 4, 2016
Is The D.C. Metro’s Silver Line Too Much Too Soon?
Washington Post

From the 15th-floor condo where she has lived for nearly four decades, Amy Tozzi can see the future of Tysons Corner, the Washington suburb local signs now tout as “Tysons — America’s next great city.” The Silver Line has definitely been instrumental in the town’s development, but has it happened too quickly?

How Transit Hubs Can Spur Dense Development
The Globe and Mail

“We’ve seen it time and time again, you build the transportation system, people follow and communities start to build up, schools start to build up, and it’s the perfect thing,” says Carmen Bianco, who founded his own consultation company, Bianco Associates, upon leaving the MTA last August.

June 29, 2016
Zoning Change in Fairfax, VA Could Allow More Density
Greater Greater Washington

The Board of Supervisor’s decision to approve the zoning code change last week is emblematic of an effort to make sure that new housing and office space are paired with transportation options.

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