Transit-Oriented Development

In response to Sen. Scott Wiener's SB 827, former Los Angeles County Supervisor and former City Councilmember Zev Yaroslavsky provides his opinions on the unintended consequences of the bill on Southern California's landscape.
The Planning Report
March 6, 2018, 9am PST
It's time for planners to contend with displacement by transit investment, writes Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.
Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2018, 1pm PST
As the state plans a major renovation to the Massachusetts Turnpike, whether an Allston transit hub is built or delayed may determine how effectively the surrounding neighborhood develops.
The Boston Globe
November 20, 2017, 2pm PST
For a city in the middle of a rent crisis, the Tacoma Housing Authority project can't come too soon.
Curbed Seattle
November 17, 2017, 12pm PST
Development plans along the Expo Line need more density, affordable housing to achieve city goals
L.A. Times
October 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
Public meetings to learn more about TOD will be hosted in November by MARTA and the DeKalb County government
October 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The city's new guidelines incentivize the development of affordable housing near transit.
Urbanize LA
September 29, 2017, 2pm PDT
When it comes to trains, trams, and buses, L.A.'s Union Station is "the most transit-accessible location in Southern California." Soon, it will finally connect to its own neighborhood.
The Planning Report
July 6, 2017, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved new plans for parts of South Los Angeles. A focus on transit-oriented development and commercial revitalization has raised concerns over displacement.
Curbed LA
July 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Facing explosive development interest around its Metro station, the small city of Culver on L.A.’s Westside is taking steps to shape its mobility future.
The Planning Report
June 9, 2017, 7am PDT
Tuesday's mail-in vote by residents of Greenwood Village to overwhelmingly reject a city-council approved plan to allow mixed-use development at a light rail station is a major setback for smart growth proponents.
The Denver Post
June 1, 2017, 11am PDT
While the debates around transit-oriented residential development continue, commercial TOD is picking up speed. Offices with nearby transited to fetch much higher rents than their car-only counterparts.
The New York Times
April 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Zak Accuardi argues that while mobility services can enhance transit, only walkability can solve the "first and last mile" problem.
April 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The report recommends making displacement prevention a more central component of land-use policy.
The Architect's Newspaper
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
Blog post
February 1, 2017, 10am PST
Daniel Trudeau guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
December 26, 2016, 9am PST
As excitement builds around Seattle's voter-approved transit expansion plan, the REDI Fund will preserve space for low and middle-income residents in new transit-oriented developments.
Next City
December 16, 2016, 9am PST
Not every transit project has a positive effect on adjacent property values. A study finds that people do not, in fact, want to live next to Norfolk, Virginia's Tide light rail.
Next City
November 29, 2016, 7am PST
Thom Mayne proposes a radical solution to Los Angeles' affordability/preservation problem: build up transit-friendly areas far beyond current densities, and leave the rest unchanged.
LA Times
October 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Stating the need for increased density and transit-oriented development, the Department of City Planning will remove the neighborhood's parking requirements.
StreetsBlog NYC