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Transit-Oriented Development Best Practices & Reports

Read best practices and reports that make the case for preserving transit-oriented development. 

Unlocking MAP-21's Potential to Fund Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Unlocking MAP-21's Potential to Fund Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

This white paper focuses on the potential role of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in supporting equitable TOD through the use of federal transportation funds and other resources. A set of policy recommendations and actions are offered to facilitate greater MPO involvement. Download the paper.
Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Enterprise, Low Income Investment Fund and Living Cities

This study identifies systematic challenges in funding equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) and offers concrete solutions. Atlanta, Denver, the San Francisco Bay area and the Twin Cities serve as case studies for the report. Download the report.
 
Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit Preserving Affordable Housing Near Transit:Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C. 2010

Enterprise, National Housing Trust and Reconnecting America.

Find out how four U.S. cities are addressing preservation in their current transit-expansion plans, and read about tools and strategies used to preserve affordable housing in transit-rich communities. Download the report | Download the executive summary
 
Making Affordable Housing at Transit a Reality

FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities and Enterprise researched transit agency approaches to affordability in joint development in 24 cities in the U.S. 

Read the report | View the archived Live Online Event

 
The Case for Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development in the Denver Region 

Center for Transit-Oriented Development 

This study reviews the demand for housing near transit; explores the benefits of mixed-income, transit-oriented neighborhoods; analyzes the barriers to creating such communities; offers an array of tools for overcoming those barriers; and applies those tools in the context of four planned transit station areas in metro Denver. Download the PDF

Transit-Oriented Districts
Engaging Residents in Equitable TOD

Innovative curriculum helps community-based groups engage residents in community revitalization and transit planning, translating complex terms and concepts into everyday language.

Learn more about Transiti-Oriented District University.
Transit-Oriented Preservation
Preservation of existing affordable housing in proximity to public transportation is the most efficient way for communities to ensure that low-income residents continue to benefit from reduced commuting expenses and increased access to employment, education and critical services.

Read NHT’s recent article
highlighting their work with Enterprise in DC and nationally. 
Equity Atlas
The Equity Atlas is a visual representation of demographics, education, employment, health care and housing in relation to transit. The Atlas helped Mile High Connects identify both areas of greatest opportunity and greatest need prior to developing its strategic plan.