Transit Oriented Development

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
October 22, 2015, 10am PDT
Build it and they will come hasn't worked out so well for the Gillespie Field station on the Green Line of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. A recent scorecard rated the station lowest among 489 competitors.
Voice of San Diego
October 21, 2015, 11am PDT
Haddon Township, a suburb of Philadelphia located in New Jersey, might have been so relieved to finally close a deal on a long-disputed redevelopment project that it neglected the immense potential of the opportunity.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 19, 2015, 7am PDT
Dallas and Houston's expanding light rail systems are helping boost economic development as new commercial and residential development sprouts up around transit stations.
PBS NewsHour
October 2, 2015, 11am PDT
A new regional transit oriented development initiative in Seattle will focus on affordable housing and walkable communities. The Executive's Transit Station Housing and Development Initiative will partner King County and Sound Transit.
The Urbanist
September 23, 2015, 6am PDT
Chicago's sale of three city-owned parking lots demonstrates how selling underused land for the purposes of transit-oriented development can benefit people and government.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
September 1, 2015, 1pm PDT
An analysis of infill transit stations built since 2012 along "L" routes in Chicago shows clear increases in ridership and transit oriented development.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
August 23, 2015, 9am PDT
A hotly contested development in the coastal enclave of Santa Monica, CA—soon to be blessed with light rail access to the rest of the region—has produced less-than-ambitious results.
Santa Monica Next
July 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an update of the city's 2013 transit oriented development ordinance. The new version of the ordinance would have a sweeping effect on the land uses around transit stations in Chicago.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector