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Why a Newsletter about Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)?

South Orange train station

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition across America that transit is important to the creation and maintenance of livable communities.

Recent Research Demonstrates Desire for TOD

Walking in Morristown, NJ

Three recent studies have demonstrated the desirability of transit-oriented development principles.

Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit

The Urban Land Institute released a report in 2003 to help municipal officials and planners successfully implement development around transit centers.

Municipal Spotlight: The Resurgence of Rahway

Union County Arts Center, Rahway, NJ

Rahway’s commitment to transit-oriented development principles have guided recent revitalization efforts of its downtown.

Practitioner Spotlight: Joel Schwartz, Landmark Companies

Franklin Square, Metuchen, NJ

Joel Schwartz is a principal of Landmark Companies, L.L.C., a design-oriented development firm located in Princeton and Keasbey, New Jersey.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit (2004)

Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit (2004)

This report studies the demand for housing near America’s rapid transit systems and finds that demand for such housing will likely double by 2025.

The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development (2004)

In this book, the demographic trends that favor an increasing demand for TOD are outlined,as well as the issues of design, public policy and finance.

Transit-Oriented Development in the United States: Experiences, Challenges, and Prospects (2004)

This analysis of TOD practice examines its impacts, benefits, and barriers, as well as useful policies and implementation and financing tools.

Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use: A Handbook for New Jersey Communities (1994)

Planning for Transit-Friendly Land Use: A Handbook for New Jersey Communities

This handbook is designed to help planning officials, planning and zoning boards and communities create successful TOD environments.

Transit Village Update: New Transit Villages Named!

Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ

On February 15, 2005 New Brunswick and Journal Square in Jersey City, were designated as New Jersey’s newest Transit Villages.

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