NJTOD Videos

Earlier this year, NJTOD.org had the opportunity to interview a number of officials, planners, developers and other professionals at the annual APA-NJ conference, where we asked them for their views on TOD issues in New Jersey and generally. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be adding short videos of these conversations to the NJTOD.org site.

The Importance of Public Involvement in TOD Planning

The Importance of Public Involvement in TOD Planning

This week's video features Tom Schulze. Mr. Schulze draws upon 40 years of experience in city planning and discusses the importance of involving the public in the planning for TOD. ...
Planners Living in TOD

Planners Living in TOD

This week we feature two videos! Andrew Lappitt is Senior Planner at Sam Schwartz. Leigh Ann Von Hagen is Senior Researcher & Adjunct Professor at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. Both are planners and each is a resident of a designated New Jersey Transit Village, Rahway and Netcong, respectively.


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Matt Ward: Engaging the Public on TOD

Matt Ward: Engaging the Public on TOD

This week's video features Matt Ward. Mr. Ward is Senior Planner for the City of Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Ward discusses the benefits and challenges of engaging the public on TOD. ...
Vinn White on How TOD Opportunities Help NJ Meet Its Goals

Vinn White on How TOD Opportunities Help NJ Meet Its Goals

This week's video features Vinn White. Mr. White is Senor Policy Advisory to Governor Murphy, working in the area of transportation. Earlier in his career, he served in the US Department of Transportation under Secretary Ray LaHood and Secretary Anthony Foxx. Mr. White discusses the opportunities offered through TOD. ...
Phil Abramson: The Key to Transit-Oriented Development

Phil Abramson: The Key to Transit-Oriented Development

This week we feature our chat with Phil Abramson. In 2014 Mr. Abramson founded Topology, a real estate consulting firm that offers urban planning, development and project management. Mr. Abramson discusses one specific challenge to TOD, providing good transit. ...
What Makes a TOD Community Work: Kim Avant-Babb

What Makes a TOD Community Work: Kim Avant-Babb

Ms. Avant-Babb is Chief Strategy Officer at the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA), an independent financing authority created by the State of New Jersey to transform urban communities through direct investment and technical support. Ms. Avant-Babb discusses the characteristics that make TOD communities work. ...