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4 Principles for Making Transit Oriented Development Work

Many communities that want more transit oriented development are still struggling to build the political will and the financing mechanisms necessary to deliver. Here are four ideas about how to make TOD happen.
November 5, 2015, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A post by Alex Rogala provides for takeaways from the recent Transit Oriented Development and Urban Real Estate Conference, organized by the TOD Institute and held in Washington, D.C.

The event's proceedings assumed the many benefits of TOD, while exploring "regional examples of successful TOD" and methods for "marketing 'the TOD lifestyle' to federal transport policy." According to Rogala, four main themes emerged from the event:

  • Put "the T" in TOD
  • Walkability Makes All the Difference
  • Work with What You Have
  • Get Creative with Financing

The article goes into more detail on each of these points, also providing examples and case studies to back up the arguments inherent in each.

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Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in The City Fix
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