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Communicating the Benefits of Transit-Oriented Development (2006)

Communicating the Benefits of TOD

This report examines two sub-regions that have capitalized on the benefits realized from transit-oriented “redevelopment” in New Jersey and Illinois.

Building Livable Communities with Transit: Planning, Developing, and Implementing Community-Sensitive Transit (2006)

Building Livable Communities with Transit

The FTA issued this manual to help local governments, transit agencies and planners address community concerns as they develop transit facilities.

Creating Walkable Places (2006)

Creating Walkable Places

This new book explains how to create pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use developments including those with “transit-oriented cores.”

Transit Village Symposium: “Progress and Future” Symposium Proceedings (2006)

Progress and Future

These proceedings cover the Second Transit Village Initiative Symposium held by the Voorhees Transportation Center and held at Rutgers University.

The Returning City: Historic Preservation and Transit in the Age of Civic Renewal (2003)

The Returning City

This report demonstrates how transit and historic preservation act in complementary ways to invigorate urban and suburban neighborhoods.

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation (2003)

Getting to Smart Growth II

This manual for Smart Growth implementation offers 10 policy recommendations for each of 10 Smart Growth goals.

Parking Spaces/Community Places: Finding the Balance Through Smart Growth Solutions (2006)

Parking Spaces/Community Places

This report provides a summary of the costs of parking, the dubious criteria parking requirements are based on and offers alternative strategies.

The High Cost of Free Parking (2005)

The High Cost of Free Parking

In this innovative book, UCLA planning professor Donald Shoup challenges traditional parking methodologies and strategies.

Transit-Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success (2005)

Transit Oriented Development: Developing a Strategy to Measure Success

This digest offers a strategy to systematically evaluate the potential success of transit-oriented development.

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.

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