TOD Literature: Case Studies & Guidebooks

Briefing Report Number 3: Case Studies for Transit Oriented Development

Briefing Report Number 3: Case Studies for Transit Oriented Development

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This report offers a useful summary of some of the wide variety of land use and planning techniques that have been used to encourage TOD. ...
Building a Transit-Friendly Community

Building a Transit-Friendly Community

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This guidebook documents key finding and lessons learned from NJ TRANSIT's pilot program Transit-Friendly Communities for New Jersey, a community planning assistance program. ...
Building Livable Communities with Transit: Planning, Developing, and Implementing Community-Sensitive Transit

Building Livable Communities with Transit: Planning, Developing, and Implementing Community-Sensitive Transit

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The FTA issued this manual to help local governments, transit agencies and planners address community concerns as they develop transit facilities. ...
Communicating the Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development

Communicating the Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development

Report link: Communicating the Benefits of TOD

This report examines two sub-regions that have capitalized on the benefits realized from transit-oriented “redevelopment” in New Jersey and Illinois. ...
Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values

Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values

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Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values, land value capture (LVC) techniques for developing countries, with application for the US. ...
Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation

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This manual for Smart Growth implementation offers 10 policy recommendations for each of 10 Smart Growth goals. ...
Job Sprawl Revisited: The Changing Geography of Metropolitan Employment

Job Sprawl Revisited: The Changing Geography of Metropolitan Employment

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A new analysis by the Brookings Institution sheds light on the decentralization of employment that took place in nearly all of the country’s 98 largest metropolitan areas between 1998 and 2006. ...
Manual on Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit

Manual on Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit

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FTA Report No. 0111 outlines best practices to make transit stations as accessible and safe as possible for bicyclists and pedestrians. ...
Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide

Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide

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The Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide helps communities retain and increase lower income TOD housing. ...
Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use: A Handbook for New Jersey Communities

Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use: A Handbook for New Jersey Communities

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This handbook is designed to help planning officials, planning and zoning boards and communities create successful TOD environments. ...
Recent Research Demonstrates Desire for TOD

Recent Research Demonstrates Desire for TOD

Report links: Aging Americans, 2004 National Community Preference Survey, and Hidden in Plain Sight.

Three recent studies have demonstrated the desirability of transit-oriented development principles. ...
Revitalizing Main Street: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comprehensive Commercial Revitalization

Revitalizing Main Street: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comprehensive Commercial Revitalization

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A resource from the National Trust for Historic Preservation offers readers a detailed look at the many aspects of downtown growth and development. ...