Call for Presentations- Rail~Volution 2005 September 7-11 in Salt Lake City, Utah! Submission Deadline is February 25, 2005.

Call for Presentations- Rail~Volution 2005 September 7-11 in Salt Lake City, Utah! Submission Deadline is February 25, 2005.


Rail~Volution is the definitive national conference for building livable communities. The eleventh annual conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah September 7-11, where Rail~Volution will bring together a unique cross section of citizen activists, developers, business leaders, planners, elected officials, academics, transit operators, architects and federal & state officials.

Rail~Volution's success stems from its commitment to bring together diverse perspectives to form whole, coherent sessions. Presentations are limited to 15-minutes as part of a three-person 90-minute panel coordinated and developed by our National Steering Committee.

We are interested in submittals of individual presentations depicting the best national and international examples of completed projects and/or processes, including:

Financing – success stories of innovative uses of flexible federal funds, examples of financing mixed-use, transit oriented development and funding for new transit systems
Innovation – examples from the cutting edge of planning, designing, approving, financing and implementing transit villages, main streets and town centers

Civilizing the Car – cars aren't going away, instances of how to make them behave, using streets and transit for place making, innovations in parking and street design standards

Maturing of TOD – TOD has evolved from planning theory to over 200 built US TOD and joint development projects. Case studies and transferable "lessons learned" from built projects

Designing Transit for TOD – examples of taking a fresh look at designing transit stations, parking, and facilities to encourage community building without sacrificing transit performance

Community Building – community strategies and development codes for addressing infill, density, parking reductions and policy innovations for building livable communities.

Public Involvement – partnerships are essential to realizing change at the neighborhood, community or regional scale. Case studies of successful strategies and their results.

Transit & Land Use Integration – case studies of transit or land use coalitions and partnerships, examples of planning for the creation of transit villages, regional strategies

Emerging Market Trends – what does the future hold for TOD and mixed-use? Research on who lives in TODs, what does the future market look like, implications for planners, designers, developers.

Related Link: Rail~Volution Website

For more information contact:

Brandon Aguirre
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 800
Oregon 97209
United States

Phone: 503-823-7737
Fax: 503-823-7609
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 13, 2005

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