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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.

Strengths and Weakness of Bus in Relation to Transit Oriented Development (2005)

Currie offers an assessment of the strengths and weakness of bus transit-oriented development (BTOD) and discusses the issues confronting BTOD.

TOD 101: Why Transit-Oriented Development And Why Now? (2007)

TOD 101

This book highlighting the benefits of TOD and how it can help maintain the economic vitality of communities.

Brownfields Resources

Charles Bartsch and Barbara Wells recently offered several articles outlining wayst o reclaim underutilized and contaminated properties.

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