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More Papers Added To Research Center's Best Practices Database

A trio of research papers have been added to the Research Center’s best practices database.

Shared Parking in the Portland Metropolitan Area,” originally published in July 1999, is a region specific resource for businesses, neighborhoods, developers, and jurisdictions to promote greater understanding and use of shared parking. The study creates model ordinance provisions and a shared use agreement that local governments can use when implementing shared parking as a growth management tool.

Transitioning to TOD: A Transit-Oriented Development Plan For SEPTA's Wawa Station On The R3 Regional Plan,” from July 2007, provides an array of recommendations to help guide future growth and development in the vicinity of the Wawa station site. These recommendations cover areas including land use, comprehensive planning, zoning, development opportunities, and access management. The framework of this case study is oriented toward an asset-based approach that aims to identify and capitalize on the existing strengths of the surrounding communities, specifically Middletown Township and Chester Heights Borough.

Household Attributes in a Transit-Oriented Development: Evidence from Taipei,” published in October 2009, empirically analyzed correlations between household attributes and the decision to live in a TOD built environment by applying binary logit model to survey data for 388 households near metro stations in Taipei. The empirical findings of this work provide a basis for recommending possible TOD planning strategies given considerations of property demand.