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?
May 7, 2011, 1pm PDT
Does having more density in a city means more people to pay property taxes, and thus, less of a tax burden on residents? Sam Newberg and a colleague run the numbers.
May 6, 2011, 10am PDT
D.C.'s Office of Planning is launching a pilot program to do just that.
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.
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.
March 29, 2011, 8am PDT
Transit planning consultant Jarrett Walker pools his readers' brains together to rough out what circumstances would need to be in place to create a truly transit-activated public space.
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.
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.
March 18, 2011, 2pm PDT
It's official, says the EPA: Living in a TOD reduces greenhouse gas emissions more than living in a green, single family home and driving a Prius. The study places major emphasis on local land use decisions in an effort to fight climate change.
March 15, 2011, 5am PDT
Rebecca Cohen and Emily Salomon of the Center for Housing Policy examine existing policy tools to preserve and expand affordable housing near planned transit stations.
March 10, 2011, 5am PST
Homes located near transit stops are more energy efficient than homes classified "energy efficient", according to a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
March 3, 2011, 7am PST
<em>Streetfilms</em> has begun a ten-part video series looking at non-automobile transportation in cities across the U.S.
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
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.
January 28, 2011, 1pm PST
At the subway stop at Wilshire Blvd. and Vermont, developer Jerry Snyder halted construction on his planned vertical retail mall, saying that the apartment market is comparatively "very strong."
October 25, 2010, 5am PDT
Grist asks, "Does new public transit increase gentrification?" Their conclusion: "Isn't that the point?"
October 24, 2010, 5am PDT
MSNBC interviews Chandra Brown, a VP at Oregon Iron Works who pushed the business to start building streetcars to compete with European-built models. She says streetcars as an environmentally-friendly solution that are also great for local economies.
September 20, 2010, 10am PDT
Developers on Long Island are hoping to build transit-oriented developments as a way of keeping young residents on the island and increasing the amount of affordable housing. But some local opposition is standing in the way.
September 20, 2010, 8am PDT
With three transit stations nearby and ready-made commuters, this DC/Maryland suburb is ripe for development.
July 11, 2010, 5am PDT
Light rail is expanding to Los Angeles' Westside, and with it is coming a wave of transit-oriented developments.