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Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2009)

Moving Cooler

Moving Cooler asserts that the US must encourage compact development, reduce driving and expand mass transit use in order to reduce GHG emissions.

Getting to Work: Reconnecting Jobs with Transit (2008)

Getting to Work

This report documents the commuting habits of New Jerseyans and the connection between the pattern of employment and transportation challenges.

TOD 202: Station Area Planning: How to Make Great Transit-Oriented Places (2008)

Station Area Planning

This handbook is designed to promote best practices in transit-oriented development by simplifying the complex decisions involved in planning for TOD.

TCRP Report 128: Effects of TOD on Housing, Parking, and Travel (2008)

Effects of TOD on Housing, Parking, and Travel

This new TCRP report attempts to clarify the relationship between livable communities and transit.

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty (2007)

Post Carbon Cities

Post Carbon Cities provides a sobering view of the realities faced by local governments with fading energy supply and global climate change.

Land Development at Selected Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Stations (2008)

Land Development at Selected Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Stations

This study builds on a previous VTC study of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line, and also examines development near other stations on the line.

What About Our Schools? (2008)

What About Our Schools?

This report addresses—and dispels—one of the most common public misperceptions hindering TOD proposals.

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities (2008)

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

This guide is an excellent resource for anyone interested in introducing charrettes, or design workshops, into the community planning process.

Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change (2008)

Growing Cooler

The Urban Land Institute has issued this report to address growth and developmental strategies designed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Bursting the Bubble: Determining Transit-Oriented Development’s Walkable Limits (2007)

Canepa challenges the “half-mile circle” that currently defines the limit of TOD by examining new research that cites variability in this assumption.

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