URBANISM & DESIGNA City Model During the Great War
Past Horizons reported the other week that "a large concrete terrain model on Cannock Chase, representing a section of the Great War battle of Messines Ridge, is to be excavated" by archaeologists later this year.
The March 2013 draft of a report from Enterprise Community Partners and Low Income Investment Fund on financing equitable transit-oriented development has been added to the Resource Center best practices database.
During the past two decades, transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful tool for creating liveable communities near good public transit through the development of dense housing, work places, retail and other community amenities. As demand for liveable communities grows, land values near transit increase, which can sometimes lead to gentrification. Recently, a particular approach to TOD has been gaining greater attention: equitable TOD.
Equitable TOD prioritizes social equity as a key component of TOD implementation. It aims to ensure that all people along a transit corridor, including those who are low income, have the opportunity to reap the benefits of easy access to employment opportunities offering living wages, health clinics, fresh food markets, human services, schools and childcare centers. By developing or preserving affordable housing and encouraging locating jobs near transit, equitable TOD can minimize the burden of housing and transportation…
URBANISM & DESIGNAzusa Gets TOD Planning Grant
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
As the city prepares for the coming Gold Line Extension, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Azusa more than $650,000 as part of a Transit Oriented Development Planning grant.
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Boyle Heights TOD Clears Hurdle
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved exclusive negotiation rights for a mixed-use commercial and affordable-housing complex next to the Metro Gold Line tracks in Boyle Heights.
New York City is a NIMBY Paradise
The Daily Beast
Apparently, there is a popular impression of New York as "of New York as a builder-friendly city that's constantly exceeding the bounds of rational development".