The theme running through this week’s news is efforts to make cities and communities more livable for all of their residents. Ideas include the “15-minute city”, subsidizing taxi services for seniors and people with disability who have been affected by COVID-19 related transit service cuts, and reexamining urban redevelopment efforts.Read more
This Eno Center for Transportation webinar will discuss why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an active role in improving public transportation.Read more
Report link: Advancing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development through Community Partnerships and Public Sector Leadership
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.
Planners, municipal officials, members of the real estate community, and placemaking experts gathered in New Brunswick on December 6th for the 2nd TOD in Your Downtown Forum – Creating Places for People: Placemaking in Transit-Friendly Downtowns – and shared the how-tos of placemaking, discussed outcomes and impacts of implementing placemaking strategies, and answered the question, “What makes a great place?”Read more
On November 14, 2019, state and local officials gathered at the College Avenue Student Center at Rutgers University, New Brunswick to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Transit Village Initiative. Hosted by NJDOT, “Growing Transit Villages in the Garden State: Getting it Done” was a chance to take a look back on the achievements of the 33 municipalities that have joined the program and to look forward to the future of NJ Transit-oriented Development (TOD).Read more
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.Read more
This week’s NJ TOD news: Performing Arts Center to open near Avenel Station, Raritan plans station area upgrades, Queen Latifah-backed project will have summer groundbreaking, and a Weehawken project now leasing. Also news from Chicago, Fullerton CA, Indianapolis, Malden MA, a TOD critique of the Green New Deal, a housing plan for Exeter, UK, and a TO Affordable Housing Study in Vancouver, BC.Read more