TOD Literature: Financing & Economics

Brownfields Resources

Brownfields Resources

Report links: Getting Started with Brownfields, State and Local Non-Cash Tools and Strategies, and Local Brownfield Financing Tools.

Charles Bartsch and Barbara Wells recently offered several articles outlining ways to reclaim underutilized and contaminated properties. ...
Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Report link: Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

In late 2018, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) published the fourth report in its series on climate investment opportunities in developing regions across the globe. This year’s report addresses the opportunities available in urban markets, home to half the world’s population and producers of 70% of global carbon emissions. ...
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. ...
How Land Value Return and Recycling Spurs Smart Growth

How Land Value Return and Recycling Spurs Smart Growth

Report link: Guidebook to Funding Transportation Through Land Value Return and Recycling

NCHRP Research Report 873, Guidebook to Funding Transportation Through Land Value Return and Recycling, provides a practical guide to the infrequently utilized practice of recapturing land value increase to fund transportation infrastructure. ...
Parking Matters

Parking Matters

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This monograph describes the challenges of financing structured parking in New Jersey urban areas. ...
Paved Over: Surface Parking Lots or Opportunities for Tax-Generating, Sustainable Development?

Paved Over: Surface Parking Lots or Opportunities for Tax-Generating, Sustainable Development?

Report link: Paved Over

This study of the Chicago area examines the potential development benefits through more intensive use of surface parking near transit. ...
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. ...
Review: Fiscal Impacts of Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Review: Fiscal Impacts of Transit-Oriented Development Projects

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ULI-Washington & ULI-Baltimore examine the fiscal impacts of TOD projects. ...
Revitalizing Main Street: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comprehensive Commercial Revitalization

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

Report link: Revitalizing Main Street

A resource from the National Trust for Historic Preservation offers readers a detailed look at the many aspects of downtown growth and development. ...
Smart Growth and Economic Success: The Business Case

Smart Growth and Economic Success: The Business Case

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This new publication explores the benefits for businesses of choosing a regional location with smart growth features. ...