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

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

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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. ...
Guide to Facilitate Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development

Guide to Facilitate Historic Preservation through Transit-Oriented Development

While transit-oriented development may be seen as acting in conflict with historic preservation, this 2016 Guidebook and Video explain how city officials and planners can use transfer of development rights and other techniques to simultaneously promote both transit-oriented development and historic preservation efforts. ...
Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America

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. ...
Advancing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development through Community Partnerships and Public Sector Leadership

Advancing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development through Community Partnerships and Public Sector Leadership

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This 2016 white paper, produced by MZ Strategies, LLC with funding from the Ford Foundation, showcases eTOD efforts in four regions — Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and Seattle. ...
How Residential and Commercial Property Values Rise in Transit Sheds

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. ...
Linking People to Opportunity: FTA’s Role in Creating Complete Communities

Linking People to Opportunity: FTA’s Role in Creating Complete Communities

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This video from 2017 discusses how transit-oriented development (TOD) can be used to increase access to opportunities via public transportation and how public transportation serves to create more complete communities. ...