NPC20 @ Home Recap

Planning professionals from around the country joined APA for the 2020 National Planning Conference at Home, the annual gathering that was moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three days of sessions focused on multiple disciplines across the planning sector including transportation, housing, community engagement, technology, and, most of all, how planners can help their communities recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Four of the conference sessions specifically addressed topics of interest to TOD professionals, such as curb utilization, parking minimums, risk assessment, and microtransit options.

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Opportunity Zones 101: A Primer

A 2017 tax incentive provides opportunities to redirect capital gains into redevelopment projects to receive a reduction in tax liability. This financing tool has created opportunities for NJ Transit Villages to redevelop areas that have historically been underserved and neglected.

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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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Rethinking TOD Parking

Many communities have been slow to adapt parking policies to changes that are reducing demand. Trends such as congestion pricing, ride-hailing, and other mobility options present opportunities as well as challenges to fostering transit-oriented development.

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Tech-Driven Mobility Opportunities & Transit-Oriented Development

The rise of technology-driven mobility presents important opportunities for TOD, making transit more convenient while also opening up a whole new world of flexible mobility options.

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