Transit-Oriented Development

September 8, 2011, 11am PDT
A new land use study based on the 2008 "comp plans" data reveals a significant shift toward mixed-use and transit-oriented developments (TODs) in the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.
Finance And Commerce
August 29, 2011, 12pm PDT
Florida Hospital has planned their new facility around the commuter rail project, which they hope will reduce their need for parking for patients and staff.
Progressive Railroading
August 26, 2011, 12pm PDT
Saqib Rahim asks, "If Denver is committed to transit, how much parking should it build?"
The New York Times
July 6, 2011, 2pm PDT
New York City's Dept. of City Planning says that it is committed to fostering transit-oriented development. But in neighborhood after neighborhood, the city is downzoning around the corner from the subway, argues Noah Kazis.
Streetsblog
May 29, 2011, 5am PDT
L.A.'s newest light-rail station, at the current end-of-the-line off La Cienega, has attracted one new office building so far. The developer saw the future transit station as an amenity. Will others join him?
The Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2011, 10am PDT
D.C.'s Office of Planning is launching a pilot program to do just that.
Fast Company
May 1, 2011, 7am PDT
Planners have embraced "1/4th of a mile" as the official distance that people are willing to walk to take transit. But why is that the measure, and is it accurate?
Human Transit
April 15, 2011, 12pm PDT
A House bill in Maryland that would have created overlay districts around train stations failed to pass, but N.J. Slabbert writes that the ideas were solid and should find new life in a different form.
The Baltimore Sun
April 13, 2011, 8am PDT
Two transit-oriented developments in Salt Lake City have struggled to attract tenants. Critics say this is evidence that the whole idea of TOD is wrong, while supporters say they're just getting started.
Deseret News
March 28, 2011, 6am PDT
Rockville Town Square in Rockville, Maryland is a 12.5 acre mixed-use development that, despite being built in 2007 right as the housing crisis happened, is a raging success. Simmons Buntin looks at what developers did right.
Terrain.org
March 23, 2011, 12pm PDT
Built around a BART station in 1999, Oakland, California's Fruitvale Village has had a tough time keeping its retail space alive (as have many TODs). The property managers have learned some lessons over the years about how to overcome the challenges.
New Urban Network
March 7, 2011, 6am PST
A new report from the American Public Transit Association shows how transit riders are saving a bundle in comparison with car commuters, particularly when you factor in the rising cost of gasoline.
Treehugger
February 10, 2011, 12pm PST
Peter Calthorpe, author of "Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change," speaks about his new book and the role of landscape architecture and new urbanism in the twenty-first century.
THE DIRT
February 7, 2011, 9am PST
Yonah Freemark dives into the 2010 Census, and finds clear evidence that focusing dense development around transit works to focus development.
the transport politic
February 6, 2011, 1pm PST
King Farm, a 440-acre development in the D.C. suburbs, was designed to be the perfect transit-oriented development, with a light rail to be built later. Now, residents have decided they don't want the transit to ever be built.
NRDC Blog
February 1, 2011, 9am PST
What makes effective transit-oriented development? Transportation planner Alan Huynh makes a good argument for the proximity to a cup of coffee as a defining characteristic of quality TOD.
The Alan Note
January 25, 2011, 12pm PST
With a new plan called "Connecting El Paso", the Texas city is on track for a transit-oriented future. Kaid Benfield says the plan is "nothing less than a comprehensive guide to smart growth design and implementation."
NRDC Blog
January 16, 2011, 9am PST
It was nearly 50 years ago, when streetcars were seen on the roadways of downtown Washington, DC. Dan Tangherlini, the former transportation director for the District discusses why streetcars matter in the United States capital.
The City Fix
January 13, 2011, 9am PST
Jeff Prant of Carbusters pays a visit to New York's Times Square, and marvels at its transformation into a true public square.
Carbusters Online
January 7, 2011, 1pm PST
California's high-speed rail project is in fact going to be built despite the state's looming budget crisis, but many are beginning to question what kind of impact the project will have if the right development around train stations is not met.
The Bay Citizen