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.Read more
The impacts of the coronavirus continue to be seen in the news this week with stories of how things have, and will, change. Also two new TOD projects in New Jersey. Affordable housing efforts from around the country. Nairobi, Kenya starts work on a new “railway city.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Report link: Parking: A Major Barrier to Equitably Oriented Transit
The Chicago-based Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) recently investigated the relationship between parking policies and provision and efforts to implement equitable TOD.
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.Read more
Join professionals from around the country for FHWA’s Value Capture Virtual Peer Exchange/Workshop Series. Each month, FHWA will host peer experts who have successfully used Value Capture techniques to discuss a different aspect of making value capture work.Read more
The UTRC is hosting a two-day live webinar series that will bring together academics, government officials and transportation industry leaders to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the transportation systems, the re-opening of the New York region, and how resilient New Yorkers will get moving again, safely.Read more
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.
This Eno Center for Transportation webinar will discuss why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an active role in improving public transportation.Read more