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.
Mar 18, 2011 New Urban Network
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.
Mar 15, 2011 Shelterforce
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.
Mar 10, 2011 USA Today
<em>Streetfilms</em> has begun a ten-part video series looking at non-automobile transportation in cities across the U.S.
Mar 3, 2011 Streetfilms
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.
Feb 24, 2011 The Honolulu Star Advertiser
Yonah Freemark dives into the 2010 Census, and finds clear evidence that focusing dense development around transit works to focus development.
Feb 7, 2011 the transport politic
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."
Jan 28, 2011 The Los Angeles Times
Grist asks, "Does new public transit increase gentrification?" Their conclusion: "Isn't that the point?"
Oct 25, 2010 Grist
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.
Oct 24, 2010 MSNBC
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.
Sep 20, 2010 The New York Times