TOD Slowly Catching on in Philadelphia

Transit oriented development is lacking near many of Philadelphia's transit stops, but new projects are bringing the city up to speed.

"Decades of decentralization and neglect have left areas around many of Philadelphia's transit stops underdeveloped. Despite having one of the five largest regional rail networks in the country, the city lags behind other cities its size."

"But Richard Voith, a vice president of the economic-consulting firm Econsult Corp., and an early proponent of TOD, says recent developments have put Philadelphia on the right path moving forward."

"..Experts like Voith and Scott Page of Interface Studio, a local firm that has produced several TOD studies, cite the Comcast Tower and the Cira Centre as good examples of integrating transit with commercial development."

Full Story: The big idea: Build around transit

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