Transit Oriented Development

October 26, 2018, 8am PDT
Plans to extend Milwaukee's The Hop streetcar line are still years away from fruition, but the city is already at work on development plans to make the most of the opportunity.
Urban Milwaukee
October 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
A local issue with regional consequences: Measure JJ would approve a scaled back version of a development proposal at the Baylands site in the San Francisco suburb of Brisbane.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 1, 2018, 12pm PDT
Under a law signed today by Governor Jerry Brown, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) gains the power to rezone its properties. It's a decisive victory for state preemption over local control in the face of California's housing crisis.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 23, 2018, 11am PDT
Residents are shooting down plans that propose increased density and height in San Diego. The city had planned to cut its carbon footprint by encouraging transit oriented development.
Voice of San Diego
September 1, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial bill that would free BART to develop housing on the most transit oriented of development sites, its parking lots, has managed to clear the hurdles of the California Legislature.
Curbed SF
July 15, 2018, 7am PDT
Development around the University of Texas at Dallas is already complete in anticipation of a commuter rail line scheduled for completion in 2022.
The Dallas Morning News
June 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Times editorial board has strong words for the Los Angeles City Council about planning for transit oriented development.
Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2018, 8am PDT
Low-income residents are more likely to use transit, and transit needs riders. The relationship seems ripe for mutual benefit.
TransitCenter
June 25, 2018, 6am PDT
From an environmental perspective, transit oriented development is hard to argue. From a socio-economic perspective, transit oriented development must make room for all income levels, according to this opinion piece posted on the NRDC website.
NRDC's onearth
May 29, 2018, 7am PDT
Applications for the Pilot Program for TOD Planning are due July 23, 2018.
Eno Transportation Weekly
May 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
An excellent primer (refresher for many) on Smart Growth and the history of planning generally, by former San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Assoc. Exec. Director Jim Chappell
UrbDeZine
May 27, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of Milwaukee has renderings to illustrate its ambitions for transit oriented development surrounding the streetcar extension into Bronzeville and Walker's Point.
Urban Milwaukee
May 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Nashville's first transit oriented development plan, focusing on the neighborhood of Donelson, is facing opposition from affordable housing advocates.
The Tennessean
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
CityLab
May 2, 2018, 9am PDT
Inclusive transit oriented development is a top priority with Sound Transit's new surplus land policy.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
Blog post
April 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
A recent study suggests that families save little by moving to location-efficient neighborhoods. There are good reasons to be skeptical of that conclusion.
Todd Litman
April 16, 2018, 10am PDT
An expanded roadway outside the Union City BART station would mean more drivers and likely more congestion. City and county officials still argue those changes are necessary for the area around the station to function.
East Bay Times
April 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
As Sen. Wiener has announced new amendments to the controversial land use, transit-oriented development, and real estate bill, The Planning Report turns to three experts to unpack the legislation's consequences.
The Planning Report
April 12, 2018, 8am PDT
A wave of investments is visiting one of the most famous, and notorious, neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. The question is whether the final product will be worth the expense.
Chicago Tribune
April 3, 2018, 11am PDT
The U.S. city with the best recent history of convincing commuters to ditch the auto commute is taking further steps to make the city a little less car-centric.
SeattleMet