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Emerging European-Style Planning in the US:
Transit-Oriented Development

Emerging European-Style Planning in the US: Transit-Oriented Development

Emerging European-style Planning in the USA: Transit-Oriented Development (2004)
By Jan S. Wells and John L. Renne (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center)
An article published in World Transport Policy & Practice

This journal article argues that the New Jersey Transit Village Initiative is an example of a new role for state planning in the United States. The Initiative’s goal is to concentrate dense, pedestrian-oriented development around transit stations, an effort that is not typically American and more closely resembles the state-centric planning model often found in Europe. The authors evaluate the Initiative and conclude that is is a good model for smart growth.

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