Reconnecting America and its partners at the Center for Transit-Oriented Development are partnering with the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University to develop a TOD rating system in the Boston region to inform policy and investment decisions in high-performing TOD projects and communities that advance economic, social, environmental, and transportation outcomes.
Reconnecting America is the only national non-profit organization devoted to promoting best practices in transit-oriented development and development-oriented transit. Our Center for Transit-Oriented Development, a joint effort with the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Strategic Economics, is funded by the federal government to serve as a national TOD clearinghouse, to help develop TOD standards and performance measures, and to provide research support and technical assistance.
Capital One Bank plans to expand its Tysons Corner campus from two to 14 buildings within the next two decades. Bringing taller buildings with more residential apartments into the mix would make the new center a positive contributor to Tyson's transformation into a walkable urban center... Read On
Resources and documents contained within this section are a continuation of the Best Practices database originally funded by the Federal Transit Administration. Here you’ll find case study, research, technical, and policy documents on almost every topic related to transit oriented development and livable communities. Featured Topics pages contain all the resources collected related to that topic.
A 2009 report prepared by the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, Center for Urban Transportation Research, on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration has been added the Resource Center best practices database. "Bus Rapid Transit and Development: Policies and Practices that Affect Development Around Transit" explores the relationship between land use and bus rapid transit (BRT) system development in comparison to other fixed-guideway modes such as heavy and light rail.
Houston’s Midtown could be home to new city residents, a vibrant and prosperous neighborhood serving as the center of gravity for Houston’s entrepreneurial professionals. All the elements are in place for this neighborhood to take off: prime location between downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and the Museum District; an excellent street network; and high-quality service by METRORail. Unfortunately, a few barriers are keeping Midtown from developing to its full potential. These include: lack of a clear development strategy around the transit stations; parking ordinances that restrict development options; and the high cost of construction.
The Post got around to doing another story about center city population increases/declines, pointing out the fact that most of this is generated by inflows of Hispanics and Asians. See "Without influxes of Hispanics and Asians, some U.S. cities would be smaller."... Read On