Transit-Oriented Development

December 21, 2009, 2pm PST
Prof. Robert Cervero at UC Berkeley studied parking needs at transit-oriented developments in the Bay Area and Portland and found that, on average, they exceeded peak demand by 25-30%.
Reconnecting America
October 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As demand for parking at transit nodes has increased, developers have looked for ways to make their garages more 'green'.
USA Today
October 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
Transit oriented development is having a hard time taking hold in Salt Lake City. Some say the parking preferences of lenders are to blame.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 9, 2009, 10am PDT
This article examines the unique success of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, of Northern Virginia, where retail and new apartments have thrived, despite the economy.
The New York Times
August 26, 2009, 1pm PDT
Dr. Ming Zhang of the University of Texas at Austin says that Asian cities, despite their density, have a lot to learn from Western transit-oriented development practices.
Reconnecting America
August 6, 2009, 12pm PDT
Secretary Ray LaHood is promoting livable communities, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation insists that Madison's new Amtrak station should be located on the edge of town next to a big parking lot at the airport.
The Capital Times
August 5, 2009, 11am PDT
Neal Payton says that density gets too much of the limelight when planning transit-oriented development, and that design and diversity should get more focus during the planning stages.
ULI
June 15, 2009, 11am PDT
An overview in the New York Times of the success of transit-oriented development around new rail lines. TOD succeeds even in a poor housing market, experts say.
The New York Times
June 1, 2009, 9am PDT
Sam Staley argues that the increase in property values around transit stations isn't attributable to increased ridership, and in fact the locations with the least investment had the highest ridership.
The Business Journal (Fresno)
May 13, 2009, 12pm PDT
At the sixth busiest stop on the busiest train line in the country, developers are realizing the potential for transit-oriented development around the station.
The Architect's Newspaper
Feature
May 11, 2009, 5am PDT
With stimulus funding creating new transit projects across the country, now may be a great time to use innovative methods for funding development around transit, say Nadine Fogarty and Gloria Ohland of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Portland and Denver are just two communities that have seen property values rise around rail.
Nadine Fogarty
February 21, 2009, 7am PST
An ambitious bill encouraging dense, transit-oriented development in the Seattle area has drawn negative responses from residents who criticize its "one-size-fits-all" approach.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Feature
February 18, 2009, 5am PST
The 'Subway to the Sea' project in Los Angeles isn't just about transportation- it also opens up a world of development opportunity, say architects Ernesto Vasquez, AIA and Jeff Mayer, AIA of MVE & Partners.
Jeff Mayer
February 13, 2009, 6am PST
Responding to an opinion piece that claims there is no proof that transit-oriented development works to reduce auto use and emissions, writer Eric De Place catalogs the significant body of literature that proves it.
WorldChanging
January 6, 2009, 1pm PST
Stephen Box, a bicycle advocate in Los Angeles, reviews the famous TOD project at the intersection of Hollywood and Western 10 years after it opened. Is "It's Not As Bad As It Used To Be" enough?
SoapBoxLA
December 16, 2008, 7am PST
Mesa, AZ is adding a new land use category to its general plan to promote mixed-use, high-density development along the light-rail corridor- specifically in an area of West Mesa formerly dominated by WalMart.
East Valley Tribune
November 21, 2008, 8am PST
Transit-oriented development is catching on in Australia, as several projects spring up around Brisbane. The article is accompanied by a photo gallery of recent developments.
Brisbane Times
November 5, 2008, 9am PST
Draper, UT will soon be seeing new transit-oriented development, where there will be no building height restrictions or population caps.
Deseret News
October 16, 2008, 6am PDT
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced that within the next five years, $5 billion will go to funding 20,000 new affordable homes near public transportation.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 24, 2008, 11am PDT
With the success of livability efforts in Minneapolis, efforts are underway to do the same for the Hiawatha light rail corridor. But active industry and historically significant grain silos create a challenge for new development.
MinnPost