Virtual Peer Exchange: Engaging Traditionally Underserved Communities Using Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) Tools & Strategies (8/17)

On Monday, August 17th, please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty, for a virtual peer exchange on virtual public involvement (VPI) tools and strategies to engage traditionally underserved communities.

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Webinar: Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis (7/28)

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, July 28, when Parolek, author of the new book, Missing Middle Housing, illustrates how these housing types, when designed well, can be a powerful tool to create the communities that people both want and can afford.

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The Week in TOD News July 11-17, 2020

The theme running through this week’s news is efforts to make cities and communities more livable for all of their residents. Ideas include the “15-minute city”, subsidizing taxi services for seniors and people with disability who have been affected by COVID-19 related transit service cuts, and reexamining urban redevelopment efforts.

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The Week in TOD News July 4-10, 2020

As stories from the U.S., Europe, and India indicate, micro-mobility via bikes, e-bikes, and walking is emerging as an alternative to traditional transit. TOD in Newark, Plainfield, and Jersey City also makes the news.

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From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development

Report link: From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development
The MassInc Gateway Cities Innovation Institute released a report detailing the importance of Transformative TOD (TTOD)—a framework that intentionally “leverages equitable environmental, fiscal, and growth benefits” of developing property near transit stations.

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