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Effects of Transit-Oriented Development on Affordable Housing

A master's thesis that explored changes in demographic composition, housing affordability, transportation affordability and job accessibility within the Metro Green Line corridor in Los Angeles has been added to the Research Center best practices database.

"Effects of Transit-Oriented Development on Affordable Housing, Job Accessibility, and Affordability of Transportation in the Metro Green Line Corridor of Los Angeles" was written by California Polytechnic State University student Audrey M. Desmuke in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master's of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Engineering (Transportation Planning Specialization).

Desmuke focused on the period between 2000 and 2010. Trends in the corridor revealed that over that decade, the corridor saw shifts in demographic composition, growth in job and housing densities and increases in the cost of housing.

The premise of her study was that an understanding of catalysts and impacts of social and economic change in the Los Angeles Metro Green Line study corridor and an analysis of current planning policies can help identify how future planning policies may generate more ideal and positive outcomes for the study corridor.

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