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Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values

Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values, land value capture (LVC) techniques for developing countries, with application for the US.

Moving an Age-Friendly DC

Moving an Age-Friendly DC

A look at transportation for seniors in our nation’s capital and recommendations for meeting this growing demographic’s needs.

Resources Highlight Maryland’s TOD Potential

Planning Tools for Transit Oriented Development

A new online resource released by the State of Maryland promotes TOD policies and opportunities at the state’s more than 100 transit station

LISC: Our Investments in Transit-Oriented Development

Four Corners Neighborhood Map

Promoting the welfare of existing residents and newcomers alike is the goal when the Local Initiatives Support Corporation takes on a TOD project.

Smart Growth and Economic Success: The Business Case

This new publication explores the benefits for businesses of choosing a regional location with smart growth features. Produced by EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities, The report discusses how business choosing locations with housing and transportation options, a mix of uses in close proximity, and a high quality of life can benefit from economic advantages – increased productivity and innovation, access to labor and stronger retail sales – while improving environmental outcomes.

Location Affordability Portal

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the US Department of Transportation recently launched the Location Affordability Portal, a web-based tool that estimates the cost of housing and transportation based on location.

These necessities represent the two largest costs incurred by families. The average American family spends more than half of its income on just these two expenses.  Developed with the assistance of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Location Affordability Portal is a user-friendly source of information on combined housing and transportation costs that can help families, real estate professionals, housing counselors, policymakers, and developers make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.

Targeting Transit: Assessing Development Opportunities around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

In Targeting Transit, New Jersey Future’s director of research, Tim Evans, presents a tool that can be used to prioritize TOD investments.

TOD 205: Families and Transit-Oriented Development: Creating Complete Communities for All

Families and Transit-Oriented Development presents strategies for creating TOD that supports family-friendly communities and high-quality education.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Planners: What Tools are Useful? Journal of Planning Literature (May 2010)

This article discusses the history, current practices, and role of Health Impact Assessments in planning.

Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer, Healthier People and Communities

Communities looking to promote health and safety through land use and transportation policies can turn to this report.

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