Transit Oriented Development

6 days ago
With a slew of new rail transit lines opening on the FasTracks system, Denver-area suburbs are readying their development environments for transit-oriented opportunities.
The Denver Post
August 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Construction of MiamiCentral, an 11-acre plot in downtown Miami that will house the city's station for Brightline higher-speed train service and related transit oriented development, is well underway. Train service begins next summer.
The Real Deal
July 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
MARTA's Five Points station will be the first to test an idea of building small soccer fields at multiple transit stations in the system.
Creative Loafing
July 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
The Boston Globe
June 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Intended to make the most of a planned light rail station, the city of Seattle has proposed a zoning overhaul for the University District.
The Urbanist
June 13, 2016, 7am PDT
A news report on Charlotte's Lynx Blue Line looks at whether ride-hailing services are complementing rail transit by providing vital first mile-last mile service or whether customers are forgoing the transit trip entirely. Ridership has been falling.
The Charlotte Observer
June 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
A two-minute-and-thirty-five-second tour of the news and events from the week in planning.
Planetizen
June 7, 2016, 6am PDT
A survey by HNTB Corporation found that 73 percent of Americans would support land use and zoning changes to encourage transit oriented development.
HNTB
May 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
It's hard to imagine a policy that so comprehensively acts to create disincentives for sprawl gaining political traction anywhere in the United States.
Toronto Star
May 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Good news: Metro Los Angeles will open the long-awaited Expo Line extension, connecting Santa Monica and the the beach to Downtown Los Angeles, this weekend. Bad news: the public waited until now to worry about the parking around new stations.
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2016, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago is focusing its development incentives around transit stations, but the people moving into those neighborhoods tend to be wealthier than previous residents.
Chicago Tribune
May 2, 2016, 6am PDT
Mobility Lab tackles the challenges of building affordable housing near transit (i.e., transit-oriented affordable housing) by providing specific, real-world examples from cities and states.
Mobility Lab
April 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Denver City Council approved, with a 13-0 vote, the I-25 and Broadway Station Area Plan.
The Denver Post
March 22, 2016, 7am PDT
A new train themed park at a Metro Gold Line station in Monrovia is reviewed by park planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
March 21, 2016, 10am PDT
San Diego's diverse urban North Park Community, once a victim of suburban flight, is now dealing with urban remigration. Urban planner Howard Blackson and community activist Don Leichtling collaborate on community plan update recommendations.
UrbDeZine
March 4, 2016, 10am PST
San Diego should look to its beach communities and its major intersections to achieve its housing and Climate Action Plan goals while minimizing community polarization, writes urban planning consultant Howard Blackson.
UrbDeZine
December 14, 2015, 6am PST
New research about the importance of transit in building transit oriented communities has some surprising results that may have significant implications for how we plan and build in the future.
The Urban Edge
November 5, 2015, 12pm PST
Many communities that want more transit oriented development are still struggling to build the political will and the financing mechanisms necessary to deliver. Here are four ideas about how to make TOD happen.
The City Fix
October 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Transit Oriented Development projects around the country are still facing suburban-style parking requirements.
The Dallas Morning News
October 27, 2015, 12pm PDT
A comprehensive review of the inner-ring suburb of Evanston, Illinois, outside Chicago, and a transformation Jane Jacobs would surely love. The proof is in the pudding: Evanston car ownership are far below regional averages.
Politico Magazine