Webinar: Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis (7/28)

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, July 28, when Parolek, author of the new book, Missing Middle Housing, illustrates how these housing types, when designed well, can be a powerful tool to create the communities that people both want and can afford.

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The Week in TOD News July 11-17, 2020

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.

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From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development

Report link: From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development
The MassInc Gateway Cities Innovation Institute released a report detailing the importance of Transformative TOD (TTOD)—a framework that intentionally “leverages equitable environmental, fiscal, and growth benefits” of developing property near transit stations.

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The Week in TOD News May 9-15, 2020

COVID-19 impacts give rise to adaptation & experimentation, transit advocacy, slow service rollout, housing shortage & transportation equity concerns, and an examination of housing design. NJ TRANSIT to receive CARES Act funding. A look at the Newark Downtown District. Financial market tightening concerns, Fast housing in San Diego CA. New projects in Santa Rosa CA, Stratford CT & Honolulu HI. Rezoning along BRT in Richmond VA. MRT Jakarta seeks innovative product and service partners.

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