Today, we’re releasing the second episode of Building Better Communities with Transit: “Decarbonize the city, a few blocks at time.” This month we explore a new smart city concept taking shape in Denver, CO: Peña Station Next.
Last night, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. In response, Christopher Coes, Director of LOCUS and Vice President for Real Estate Policy and External Affairs at Smart Growth America, issued the following statement…
On Wednesday, January 10th, LOCUS was joined by the Connecticut Main Street Center and the cities of New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts to talk about the number of opportunities for developers and investors to meet the region’s growing demand for walkable, transit-oriented development along the new Hartford Commuter Rail Line, slated to begin service in May.
This new podcast taps into expertise on development near transit—heavy rail, bus and everything in between—to share the experiences of communities across the country, large and small.
Are you interested in building transit-oriented development in Cleveland? Join LOCUS and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a webinar on the remarkable development opportunities in and around Cleveland, OH.
Vibrant, walkable neighborhoods can help attract new residents and jobs, support existing businesses, and benefit everyone’s quality of life. We’re excited to announce an in-person event exploring how these strategies are working in two particular cities—and how communities anywhere can use this approach.
Introducing a new weekly newsletter all about the best practices in transit-oriented development.
TODresources.org is home to a trove of information about equitable transit-oriented development projects from across the country. These resources showcase the best, most innovate approaches to TOD nationwide. We want to better highlight those strategies and help more people across the country use them in the year to come.
On Tuesday we released Empty Spaces, new research looking at the real parking needed at five transit-oriented developments (TODs). The report, produced in partnership the University of Utah, looks at how much less parking is required at TOD than standard engineering guidelines suggest, and how many fewer vehicle trips are generated than those guidelines estimate.
The 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit: P3 is for Partnerships, Placemaking, and Policy is taking place on April 24 and 25, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
The land near transit stations is a valuable commodity. Hundreds or thousands of people travel to and through these places each day, and decisions about what to do with this land have implications for local economies, transit ridership, residents’ access to opportunity, and overall quality of life for everyone in a community.
Many communities choose to dedicate at least some of that land for parking. The question is, how much? Standard engineering guidelines are designed for mostly isolated suburban land uses—not walkable, urban places served by transit. But few alternative guidelines for engineers exist.
Empty Spaces: Real parking needs at five TODs, released today, set out to determine how much less parking is required at transit-oriented developments (TODs) and how many fewer vehicle trips are generated than standard industry estimates.