Transit/transit-oriented dev.

On transit and transit-oriented development (TOD)

Multimodal station and plan spur town’s revival

Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois—the first TIGER project to break ground four years ago—spurred impressive growth in transit and mixed-use private downtown investment.

NYC passes tax-free transit benefits bill

New Yorkers already spend less money on transportation by driving less and using transit more—now more of them will get a tax break for commuting via transit. 

How to reduce vehicle pollution and save money globally

New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling.

Major transit-oriented project advances in Atlanta suburb

A form-based code is approved for the City of Doraville’s town center and former GM factory.

A new French revolution

A new revolution is engulfing French cities, large and small, to stem the tide of automobile domination of French culture.

Why San Francisco, New York and DC may be more affordable than you thought

Highly enlightening new data demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.

Place-based development and streetcar transforming downtown Tucson

Restaurants, retail, offices, and adobe homes pop-up in and around the long-suffering downtown damaged by urban renewal.

Place Mobility: Sometimes good transportation is slow

Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place Mobility, which can be an excellent transportation investment for a city. 

Streetcar is approved for Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.

Placemaking begins and ends with the people

The secret of success for urbanists is to listen more and strive to connect with the folks that we serve.

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