The Week in TOD News March 23-29, 2019

So much TOD news. In NJ, Harrison Yards opens near PATH, NJ Senate’s Main Street Assistance Program, NJ Future’s 2019 Smart Growth Awards, Hoboken’s alternative vehicle ordinance. In other news, NYC’s accessible sidewalks, Utah Transit Authority selects TOD sites, Atlanta Land Trust promotes housing affordability, Chicago RTA funds 9 projects, Pawtucket RI seeks eTOD housing, DDA’s fact-finding trip to Tokyo & Singapore, High Speed Two (UK) designs for now & future.

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The Week in TOD News March 16-22, 2019

NJTOD news: Woodbridge advances 50 projects, Oradell-ites voice zoning concerns, 1st home to The Record to be apartments in Hackensack & Plainfield mayor upbeat on Opportunity Zones. Other TOD news: Arts-based development, Protesting Amazon HQ2 in Arlington VA, DC mayor pledges dedicated bus lane funds, Denver microunits, Atlanta autonomous shuttles, Gwinnett Co GA rejects MARTA, Chicago mega-development & Jakarta’s 1st subway line.

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The Week in TOD News March 9–15, 2019

This week’s NJ TOD news… Jersey City loses No. 4 bus, owner offers Somerville Station for sale, state senator proposes one-seat ride legislation, NJ & NY lawmakers react to Gateway funding denial, and deal reached to keep Portal Bridge closed during rush hour. Also… amendments to CA Transit-Housing Bill, capping highways with parks in Atlanta, living near but not traveling by transit, Las Vegas TOD and TOD policy from Delhi, India

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The Week in TOD News March 2-8, 2019

Murphy signs commuter tax benefit legislation, Bound Brook considers pedestrian plaza and housing affordability, funding the Portal Bridge, and increases in office leasing. Also Duke withholds support for Light Rail, Uber goes multimodal, San Diego repeals parking minimums, micro-real-estate solutions to homelessness, TriMet sells land for mixed-use TOD, India approves Agra Metro Rail project and Vancouver considers rental-only zoning.

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This Week in TOD News Feb 23-Mar 1, 2019

NJ news briefs…Portal North Bridge replacement, RPA report on possible Hudson River rail tunnel shutdown, parking tax enabling legislation, eminent domain notices in Leonia & New Brunswick redevelopment. Also transit-friendly economic development in GA, affordable housing in MN, new leadership at Seattle DOT, school-based TOD, fighting air pollution with TOD in Tehran & from Istanbul… public engagement with a urban design card game.

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This Week in TOD News Feb 16-22, 2019

NJTOD news briefs…Historic Preservation Tax Credit, middle-income housing, NJEDA expands downtown incentive program, the year ahead for Collingswood, Montclair residents express concerns about development. Also Amazon in VA, Transbay in SF, housing in OR, and a new TOD website for Suffolk County, LI.

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The Week in TOD News Feb 9-15, 2019

In this week’s NJ TOD news… NJ TRANSIT settles Amtrak payments with funds to be reinvested in Northeast Corridor improvements, Raritan Valley mayors seek one-seat rides, and Union Township approves variances. Beyond the state… San Diego launches “Sim City” Planning Tool, Rhode Island students estimate capacity for TOD, and Amazon cancels its Big Apple plans.

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Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Report link: Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis
In late 2018, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) published the fourth report in its series on climate investment opportunities in developing regions across the globe. This year’s report addresses the opportunities available in urban markets, home to half the world’s population and producers of 70% of global carbon emissions.

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The Week in TOD News Feb 2-8, 2019

This week’s NJ TOD news: Performing Arts Center to open near Avenel Station, Raritan plans station area upgrades, Queen Latifah-backed project will have summer groundbreaking, and a Weehawken project now leasing. Also news from Chicago, Fullerton CA, Indianapolis, Malden MA, a TOD critique of the Green New Deal, a housing plan for Exeter, UK, and a TO Affordable Housing Study in Vancouver, BC.

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