As a planned rapid transit line gets closer to completion in Vancouver, there's a debate brewing about what sort of development should spring up around it.
Jul 21, 2009 The Vancouver Sun
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) refers to communities with high quality public transit services, good walkability, and compact, mixed land use. This allows people to choose the best option for each trip: walking and cycling for local errands, convenient and comfortable public transit for travel along major urban corridors, and automobile travel to more dispersed destinations. People who live and work in such communities tend to own fewer vehicles, drive less, and rely more on alternative modes.
Jun 7, 2009 By
Transit oriented development is lacking near many of Philadelphia's transit stops, but new projects are bringing the city up to speed.
May 3, 2009 The Philadelphia Daily News
This column argues that legislation to build a new stadium for Washington D.C.'s professional soccer team is also a move to jumpstart development around many of the area's transit stations.
Apr 11, 2009 The Gazette
A transit-oriented development boom in Southeast Seattle is coming to a halt, as the economic recession sets in.
Apr 7, 2009 The Seattle Times
The City of Denver plans to spend more than $15 million over the next decade to purchase real estate near mass transit.
Mar 1, 2009 The Denver Post
Officials in Pittsburgh are hoping that expanding transit-oriented development will spur growth in struggling and decaying neighborhoods -- and they have the voter-approved legislation to help.
Jan 13, 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Transit oriented development experts John Renne, PhD, and Jeff Wood recently fielded questions from Planetizen readers about TOD, its current applications and its future. Exclusive
Jan 8, 2009 By
While home values in the rest of the region decline, homes near Denver's light rail system have experienced an increase in values over the past two years.
Nov 3, 2008 The Denver Post
Planners in Baltimore have unveiled a 30-year plan to remake its arts district into a mixed-use, transit-oriented, regional destination.
Nov 1, 2008 The Baltimore Sun