Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be presenting the TOD University curriculum at the Housing California annual conference in Sacramento on April 17. Housing Californa produces the nation's largest annual conference on affordable homes and homelessness. More about the conference here.
Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be speaking at the Lousiana Smart Growth Summit in Baton Rouge on Aug. 27. The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is an annual convening in downtown Baton Rouge of elected officials, engaged citizens and local, national, and international experts in community planning and growth. The 2012 summit will focus on the smart economics of Smart Growth.
Reconnecting America Chief of Staff Allison Brooks and Center for Transit-Oriented Development Director Abigail Thorne-Lyman will be making presentations at the March 28 Funder's Network annual conference in Seattle. The conference will offer a mix of networking and active learning opportunities in a setting that fosters in-depth dialogue about the most complex issues facing communities, whether metropolitan areas or smaller towns and rural areas. More information here.
Welcome to the Fall Platform newsletter. As I write this, Congress has just returned after its recess with a mountain of issues awaiting action. Policy Director Sarah Kline takes a look at what’s at stake while Chief of Staff Allison Brooks and Deputy Policy Director Darnell Chadwick Grisby explore the America Fast Forward proposal.
Catherine Cox Blair, program director, and Abigail Thorne-Lyman, project director, will be presenting at the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop that the America Public Transportation Association is holding July 31-Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. Cox Blair will moderate a session on Sustainable Planning, Policy, and Community Development. Thorne-Lyman will be a speaker in a workshop on Partnerships and Planning for Livable and Sustainable Communities and Corridors. More information
Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne Lyman, Director, Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be attending LA THRIVES: Transit, Housing, Resources and Investment for a Vibrant Economy in Los Angeles on May 18. Reconnecting America is a member of the LA THRIVE collaborative, which is committed to equitable TOD that prioritizes investments in the production and preservation of affordable homes, protects the social fabric of neighborhoods, and allows residents to walk, bike and take transit to shops and services.
Reconnecting America Project Director Abigail Thorne-Lyman will be attending the Orange Line TOD Corridor Implementation Plan Steering Committee and Corridor Working Group meetings in Los Angeles on Oct. 13-14. This project will develop a Sustainable Corridor Implementation Plan that will serve to coordinate transportation and design strategies for the stations along the Metro Orange Line BRT corridor. For more about the project, visit this site.
Abigail Thorne Lyman, Director, Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will unveil the Los Angeles Affordable Housing Preservation in Transit-Oriented Districts study at the Los Angeles Affordable Housing Preservation Summit, May 16. This study defines transit-oriented districts with the greatest need and opportunity for preservation of affordable and vulnerable housing over the next five years.
Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be in Los Angeles on april 25 for a meeting of the California Community Foundation's Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities Initiative.
In the Fall 2011 issue, Reconnecting America's Sam Zimbabwe, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, discusses our work with regional stakeholders to articulate the benefits and challenges of transit and transitoriented development (TOD) in regions around the country. Policy Director Sarah Kline summarizes Congress' big challenges and Chief of Staff Allison Brooks and Deputy Policy Director Darnell Chadwick Grisby explore the implications for the nation of the America Fast Forward proposal that Los Angeles is pushing. Finally, Project Director Abigail Thorne-Lyman presents the second part of her series on collaborative partnerships, detailing what's needed to make this collaborations work.