Transit Oriented Development

As Chicago's population slowly dwindles, Yonah Freemark argues that the city needs to take advantage of one of its greatest assets: its transit network. Housing for residents of all incomes near transit stops may be the key.
23 hours ago   Metropolitan Planning Council
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
Apr 19, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
Frank Chiachiere provides some advice on how Seattle can achieve its ambitious goals for affordable housing over the next decade: build transit to places where land is less expensive.
Apr 10, 2015   Seattle Transit Blog
New research quantifies public transit impacts on urban development patterns, and resulting benefits. Current transit services reduces U.S. urban land consumption by 27 percent, which reduces VMT, fuel consumption and pollution emissions 8 percent.
Apr 9, 2015   Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component
Development connected to a proposed light rail line through Mercer Island—connecting Seattle to the West and Bellevue to the East—has met staunch local opposition.
Feb 23, 2015   The Seattle Times
Bill Lindeke writes of the daunting urban design and planning challenge presented by America's post-war fascination with the strip mall.
Jan 23, 2015   MinnPost
A recent study suggests that people consider transit proximity to be more flexible than planners often allow.
Jan 13, 2015   CityLab
Patrick Sisson reports on the fruits of a 2013 effort by the city of Chicago to codify transit oriented development.
Jan 8, 2015   Curbed Chicago
Blog Post
I hope that my article, "A New Transit Safety Narrative," recently published in the Journal of Public Transportation, will change the way people think a Blog Post
Jan 7, 2015   By Todd Litman
The new TOD Index provides solid information on Transit-Oriented Development impact and benefits. It indicates that home values near rail stations outperform the national market, yet they are also more affordable for residents.
Dec 20, 2014   TOD Index
The El Paso City Council approved a $100 million SmartCode development.
Dec 3, 2014   El Paso Times