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
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
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
Melbourne has topped numerous global lists for its quality of life, but it certainly has room to improve. Former Vancouver Planning Director Brent Toderian sees lessons from his hometown for the world class city down under.
Nov 23, 2014 3AW
Local governments along the route Southwest Light Rail line in the suburbs of the Twin Cities are anticipating the route by studying and creating plans to accommodate transit oriented development.
Nov 12, 2014 Finance & Commerce