Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America

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Reconnecting America’s 2012 research study on complete communities across the United States provides a timely look into how cities can recover from the COVID-19 crisis in the coming months and years. The study focuses on city characteristics that allow their residents to live, work, move, and thrive. Indicators used in the study provide a baseline to show what was making cities successful before the pandemic hit, and where they can begin building complete communities.

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The Week in TOD News May 23-29, 2020

Cities and organizations look to promote sustainable practices post-pandemic. Jersey City and Plainfield projects. Portal Bridge funds. TOD from around the country. And work progresses on one of the world’s largest underground transportation hubs in Beijing.

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The Week in TOD News May 16-22, 2020

Cities and transit providers consider ways to achieve a new “post-pandemic” normal. Projects in Garfield, Elizabeth, Hoboken, and Harrison. Houston’s green future, Chicago Metra improvements, Open Streets for all, TOD in San Diego & San Jose, and Boise plans urban renewal district. Developer seeks new heights in Vancouver.

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The Week in TOD News May 9-15, 2020

COVID-19 impacts give rise to adaptation & experimentation, transit advocacy, slow service rollout, housing shortage & transportation equity concerns, and an examination of housing design. NJ TRANSIT to receive CARES Act funding. A look at the Newark Downtown District. Financial market tightening concerns, Fast housing in San Diego CA. New projects in Santa Rosa CA, Stratford CT & Honolulu HI. Rezoning along BRT in Richmond VA. MRT Jakarta seeks innovative product and service partners.

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The Week in TOD News May 2-8, 2020

Embracing TOD post-pandemic. Land swap in Hoboken, housing proposal for Newark Broad Street Station area. Affordable housing in Dallas, Critiquing rail-to-airport, TOD projects in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, VMT fees in California. And Sidewalk Labs walks away from its Toronto “Smart City” plans.

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The Week in TOD News April 25-May 1, 2020

Post-pandemic planning, restoring faith in transit, “Distributed Density,” promoting equity. NJ: adaptive reuse, alternatives for Turnpike revenues, Jersey City & Bayonne proposals. Also TOD in Illinois, Colorado, California, DC’s early street car, green infrastructure & Link Light Rail expansion. Dehli’s commuter rail & redevelopment in Ottawa.

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