Transit-Oriented Development

July 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
The Obama administration is trying to rein in suburban sprawl. But is it any match for 70 years of unsustainable development?
The American Prospect
June 15, 2010, 7am PDT
Apartment seekers are willing to pay more for places next to transit, says a market analysis by Grubb & Ellis. Proximity to transit was the #1 factor in their decision.
The Denver Post
June 10, 2010, 12pm PDT
Misleading flyers are being circulated to drum up opposition to a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the East Falls Church area of Arlington, VA., says Michael Perkins. His answer to the flyer's question? Yes.
Greater Greater Washington
May 25, 2010, 2pm PDT
Finding financing is one of the biggest challenges for transit-oriented development. How did Portland convince its lenders to get on board?
Streetsblog
April 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Brian Paul argues that developers have jumped on the transit-oriented development bandwagon without actually delivering true TOD.
Gotham Gazette
April 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Wyandanch, in Babylon, NY is using an old asset to become new urban.
New Urban News
March 26, 2010, 8am PDT
Montgomery County officials have approved plans to build an extensive new transit-oriented neighborhood at the area around the White Flint Metro stop in North Bethesda, Maryland. The plan is one of the largest in the D.C. area since the 1950s.
The Washington Post
February 17, 2010, 9am PST
New research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the chance of foreclosure is higher in places with limited access to public transit.
Chicago Sun-Times
February 12, 2010, 6am PST
An op-ed by Los Angeles County Supervisor criticizes the Grade Crossing Policy employed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the recent approval of a light rail extension.
The Planning Report
January 19, 2010, 12pm PST
New Energy Hubs is a proposal to focus alternative energy production around transit-oriented developments to create synergistic benefits.
WorldChanging
December 21, 2009, 2pm PST
Prof. Robert Cervero at UC Berkeley studied parking needs at transit-oriented developments in the Bay Area and Portland and found that, on average, they exceeded peak demand by 25-30%.
Reconnecting America
October 15, 2009, 8am PDT
As demand for parking at transit nodes has increased, developers have looked for ways to make their garages more 'green'.
USA Today
October 12, 2009, 1pm PDT
Transit oriented development is having a hard time taking hold in Salt Lake City. Some say the parking preferences of lenders are to blame.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 9, 2009, 10am PDT
This article examines the unique success of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, of Northern Virginia, where retail and new apartments have thrived, despite the economy.
The New York Times
August 26, 2009, 1pm PDT
Dr. Ming Zhang of the University of Texas at Austin says that Asian cities, despite their density, have a lot to learn from Western transit-oriented development practices.
Reconnecting America
August 6, 2009, 12pm PDT
Secretary Ray LaHood is promoting livable communities, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation insists that Madison's new Amtrak station should be located on the edge of town next to a big parking lot at the airport.
The Capital Times
August 5, 2009, 11am PDT
Neal Payton says that density gets too much of the limelight when planning transit-oriented development, and that design and diversity should get more focus during the planning stages.
ULI
June 15, 2009, 11am PDT
An overview in the New York Times of the success of transit-oriented development around new rail lines. TOD succeeds even in a poor housing market, experts say.
The New York Times
June 1, 2009, 9am PDT
Sam Staley argues that the increase in property values around transit stations isn't attributable to increased ridership, and in fact the locations with the least investment had the highest ridership.
The Business Journal (Fresno)
May 13, 2009, 12pm PDT
At the sixth busiest stop on the busiest train line in the country, developers are realizing the potential for transit-oriented development around the station.
The Architect's Newspaper