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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.

Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices. PSA Report Number 559 (2010)

Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices

The APA recently released a Planning Advisory Service report on complete streets titled Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices.

America Needs Compete Streets, Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal (2011)

America Needs Complete Streets

The authors provide an overview of complete streets, of what a complete streets policy should address, and the effects of its implementation.

Who is TOD in Metro Denver?

Who is TOD in Metro Denver?

In 2009-2010 Denver Regional Council of Governments surveyed residents, employees, and businesses located near 35 rail-transit stations in the region.

Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide

MITOD

The Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide helps communities retain and increase lower income TOD housing.

Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities near Transit and the 50+ Population (2009)

Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities

This report surveyed federally-subsidized affordable housing in 20 cities, including New York City and Philadelphia, and their proximity to transit.

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