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August 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Transit expansions are providing incentives to companies to locate outside of city centers, upending traditional housing, work, and commute patterns.
The Globe and Mail
May 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The city is behind plans to turn parking lots around the North Berkeley BART station into much-needed housing.
Next City
January 11, 2019, 11am PST
A plan to move a Roanoke, Virginia bus stop would use the current location of the stop to build transit-oriented apartments and shops.
The News and Advance
October 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Atlanta has some of the longest commutes of any big city in the nation. Supporters hope this fund can help bring a few people out of their cars.
Curbed Atlanta
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will expand its program to incentivize transit oriented development by including land around the 79th Street and Chicago Avenue bus routes.
Curbed Chicago
October 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
TEXRail, a commuter rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth, is scheduled to begin service in several months. With it has come a surge of investment in transit-oriented development.
Fort Worth Business Press
April 23, 2018, 11am PDT
AB 2923, which would allow the Bay Area Rapid Transit District to rezone their properties near stations for transit-oriented development, passed its first committee. The California chapter of APA objects to the preemption of local land use authority.
California Chapter of American Planning Association
October 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Vancouver shows how to retrofit suburban sprawl with transit and density at a recent Lambda Alpha International event, attended and recounted by development consultant Jim Chappell.
UrbDeZine
October 2, 2017, 8am PDT
A look at how to program social equity into the planning process, and balance NIMBY concerns with collective goals, by Howard Blackson, leader of AVRP SkyPort Studios Urban Design practice in San Diego.
UrbDeZine
June 26, 2017, 8am PDT
In 2021, San Diego will open a northern trolley extension connecting its downtown and Golden Triangle. However, much of the route in between is barren and inaccessible. AIA-SD urges density and more effort to win over opponents.
UrbDeZine
March 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the Los Angeles metro area expands its transit options, transit-oriented development is following suit. In some neighborhoods, lower-income residents are being displaced.
UCLA Magazine
February 13, 2017, 11am PST
A bill introduced in the Utah State Legislature would curtail the UTA's ability to partner in new transit oriented development projects.
The Salt Lake Tribune
September 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A median-income family in the L.A. metro area spends 73 percent of their income on housing and transportation alone. L.A. Metro explains why and how they're taking huge steps to get affordable housing on land they own—where it will do the most good.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
July 22, 2016, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Rams COO details both the stadium's sustainable design and the positive impact the privately funded complex will have on Southern California.
The Planning Report
May 6, 2016, 8am PDT
The idea that proximity to transit equals higher land values doesn't tell the full story. According to this study, a variety of other factors must be in place to achieve the desired effect.
CityLab
March 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "TOD Calculator" developed by a Chicago non-profit promises to deliver quantifiable, digestible data on the community impacts of transit-oriented development.
Data-Smart City Solutions
March 21, 2016, 10am PDT
San Diego's diverse urban North Park Community, once a victim of suburban flight, is now dealing with urban remigration. Urban planner Howard Blackson and community activist Don Leichtling collaborate on community plan update recommendations.
UrbDeZine
March 4, 2016, 10am PST
San Diego should look to its beach communities and its major intersections to achieve its housing and Climate Action Plan goals while minimizing community polarization, writes urban planning consultant Howard Blackson.
UrbDeZine
January 29, 2016, 9am PST
Aurora, Colorado recently approved a large, transit-adjacent project designed to appeal to a younger set than is currently living in the city. Some entrenched interests were not happy with the decision.
The Denver Post
December 29, 2015, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is implementing a new vision for "transit-oriented communities."
The Planning Report