We have started to assemble a list of webinars of interest to those working in TOD communities. Check back frequently as we will be expanding the list in the coming weeks.

Active Transportation

The Safe Routes Partnership offers webinars and other resources designed to help communities promote and support walking, bicycling, and safe routes to transit for people of all ages and abilities. Topics include securing funding to support active transportation goals, advancing Complete Streets policies, supporting equitable Vision Zero policies, incorporating active transportation into comprehensive plans, and more.

Safe Routes Partnership Webinars

Photo by Gabriel Santiago on Unsplash
Photo by Gabriel Santiago on Unsplash

Buses and BRT

Not a webinar or a course, but consider spending 14 minutes with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia. In this TED talk from 2013, he discussed how "an advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport."

Complete Streets

The National Complete Streets Coalition hosts a monthly webinar series, featuring case studies and examples of best practices from communities nationwide and beyond. The current series focuses on putting policies into practice.

Complete Streets 301. Putting People First
Protecting User Data and Expanding Mobility for All Communities
Equitable Complete Streets Principles in School Communities
Complete Streets for Healthy Living
Complete Streets Federal Policy Update

Creative Placemaking

The Center for Community Progress offers monthly webinars that support its mission of building a future in which vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties no longer exist.

Trends in Creative Placemaking on Problem Properties
Presenters: Liz Kozub - Associate Director of National Leadership and Education, Center for Community Progress; Rachel Engh - Conductor of Curiosity, Metris Arts Consulting; and Linda Steele, ArtUp

Equitable TOD (eTOD)

In early 2019, the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CNT) recorded a five-part series on issues affecting equity and affordability in transit-friendly communities. Topics included affordable housing, parking, delivery of social service, new transportation technologies, and the impact of history and culture on eTOD.

CNT: eTOD Webinars

Also of interest are these offerings from the Center for Community Progress:

Myth Busting Shared Equity Homeownership in Weak Market Cities
Presenters: Beth Sorce – Director of Capacity Building, Grounded Solutions Network and India Walton – Executive Director, F.B. Community Land Trust

Strengthening the Middle: Challenges and Strategies for Rebuilding Middle Neighborhoods
Presenter: Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

Communities at Risk: Understanding the Challenges Facing Middle Neighborhoods
Presenter: Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

Financing TOD

The World Bank offers a series of self-paced modules designed to explore the basics of TOD corridor planning. This module introduces the topic of TOD financing and explores business models suitable for TOD investment.

Investing in TOD: Transit-Oriented Development at a Corridor Scale

Form-Based Codes

Planetizen, the planning news website, offers an online version of its one-day course on Form-Based Codes. FBC101: ABCs of Form-Based Codes features leading practitioners and innovators in the subject and is the first course in an eight-course track.

Planetizen: FBC101 Online
AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES (fee)

Land Banking

Other webinars offered by the Center for Community Progress:

Land Banks 101 The Fundamentals of Land Banking and Equitable Development
Presenter: Kim Graziani – Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance

Land Banks and Land Banking 101
Presenter: Tarik Abdelazim, Associate Director of National Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress

 

 

Opportunity Zones

Smart Growth America offers these one hour webinars on Opportunity Zones. Also check out our article: Opportunity Zones 101: A Primer.

Introducing Opportunity Zones

National Opportunity Zones Marketplace

Parking

This Planetizen course examines the challenges presented by most current parking regulations and explores reforms to these codes including processing change, parking management tools, and strategies for engaging political and other stakeholders.

Planetizen: Parking Reform
AICP CM (fee)

Another resource is this one hour webinar (see below) on a recent study by Smart Growth America and the University of Utah, Empty_Spaces, which looked at parking needs in five TODs.

Also see eTOD course for "How do Parking Requirements Impact eTOD?" (above).

TOD Corridors

Smart Growth Online, features an extensive array of smart growth-related news, events, information, research, presentations, and publications. The website is a project of the Maryland Department of Planning. In 2016, the project offered a webinar series that examined the development of transit-oriented districts or corridors.

Smart Strategies to Transform Commercial Districts

Vacant Land

Two offerings from the Center for Community Progress:

Beyond Clipboards: A Strategic Approach to Code Enforcement
Presenter: Karen Black, Principal, May 8 Consulting, Inc.

Planting Refuge Violence Prevention Through Vacant Property Greening
Presenters: Alison Grodzinski, Managing Director, Prevention Research Center of Michigan/Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, and Michelle Kondo, PhD, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station

Updated May 19, 2020.