Creating Places for People: Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns

Planners, municipal officials, members of the real estate community, and placemaking experts gathered in New Brunswick on December 6th for the 2nd TOD in Your Downtown Forum – Creating Places for People: Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns – and shared the how-tos of placemaking, discussed outcomes and impacts of implementing placemaking strategies, and answered the question, “What makes a great place?”

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The Week in TOD News February 1-7, 2020

Bayonne’s ferry plans, Slowing loss of natural areas, Keeping developers accountable in Jersey City, East Brunswick announces TOD plans. Paying for infrastructure, advancing TOD legislation in VA, funding downtown redevelopment on Long Island, affordable housing (CA & Chicago) and affordable transit (Boston), NY hi-speed rail. Canadian mayors disagree on development, Infrastructure in Thailand, Smart transport in Tokyo.

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NJRA-RTI 2020 Courses

The Redevelopment Training Institute, a program of the NJ Redevelopment Authority, offers intensive workshops in the areas of project finance, tax abatements, redevelopment planning law, tax credits, CDBG and Home Funds, and more. The RTI is designed to provide nonprofit and for-profit developers, professional consultants, licensed practitioners, entrepreneurs, and staff working in municipal, county, and state government with a body of knowledge of the redevelopment and real estate development process.

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The Week in TOD News November 16-22, 2019

Transit oriented development, mixed use development, redevelopment, suburban corporate parks, greenspace-oriented development, infill development, PATH train service extension, Lincoln Tunnel pilot project, Camden Transit hub, rezoning, parking-free apartments, bullet trains, high-speed railways, transit subsidies

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How Residential and Commercial Property Values Rise in Transit Sheds

Resource Link: The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation by the American Public Transportation Association

This study reveals that it is getting increasingly expensive to live near public transit. As more and more cities invest in mixed-use developments, house prices and rents within a half-mile of transit facilities are increasing at a faster rate than those in neighborhoods farther away.

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The Week in TOD News October 19-25, 2019

Jersey City bike plans & parking management, Redevelopment near Newark Symphony Hall, Edison’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Longer PATH trains. Zero parking in San Diego, High-speed rail, BRT in the San Fernando Valley, Tech startups to address NYC gridlock, Charlotte’s transit districts, Voting to end single-family zoning in Minneapolis. Workplace parking taxes in Nottingham, UK, Chinese-Keynan highway projects, Amazon India takes to the rails.

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The Week in TOD News October 12-18, 2019

NJ TRANSIT’s Transit art program, station improvements, one-seat ride restoration. Englewood Cliff’s affordable housing suit, Cranford’s downtown boom, Riverside redevelopment. Vision Zero, all things buses (BRT, bus lanes, better bus stops, new service), too much parking in Pittsburgh (at bus centers!) TOD in China, bus lanes in India, sustainable transport in Malaysia.

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