New Study: Higher Density Plans: Tools for Community Engagement

New Study: Higher Density Plans: Tools for Community Engagement

Mineta Transportation Institute/SJSU

According to Principal Investigator Ken Schreiber, "Higher Density Plans: Tools for Community Engagement" focuses on the strategies, techniques, and tools that can be used in working with community residents and other stakeholders to increase the intensity of land use, specifically to gain community acceptance of higher-density residential and mixed-use development.

The research conducted for this project included a literature review focusing on the identification of techniques and tools, consultant interviews, and case studies of eight California communities.

Copies of this and other MTI reports are available online at or by calling 408-924-7560.

The Mineta Transportation Institute was established at San José State University by Congress as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. MTI was created to identify through research – and teach through a graduate education program – the best transportation practices in use throughout the world to ensure the competitiveness of the nation's transportation systems. MTI was reauthorized in 1998 and selected through a competitive process in 2002 as a national "Center of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration.

Related Link: MTI publications page

For more information contact:

Leslee Hamilton
Mineta Transportation Institute/SJSU
210 N. Fourth St., 4th Fl.
San Jose
CA 95112

Phone: 408-924-7560
Fax: 408-924-7565
Email: [email protected]

Posted November 16, 2004

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