Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together
Workshop: Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit
Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services within convenient walking distance of rail or bus rapid transit service. In doing so, TOD brings customers to public transit services as well as creates vibrant, mixed-use communities. There are many challenges in creating successful TODs. These include building effective public-private partnerships, ensuring multi-modal TOD access for the "last mile" and beyond, "right-sizing parking", and balancing private and public uses to create a unique place identify.
The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al
(No event on these dates: March 24, 2017)