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The New Transit Town: Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development
Transit-oriented development (TOD) seeks to maximize access to mass transit and nonmotorized transportation with centrally located rail or bus stations surrounded by relatively high-density commercial and residential development. New Urbanists and smart growth proponents have embraced the concept and interest in TOD is growing, both in the United States and around the ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Island Press
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This book, as you might guess from the title, is about attempts to create mixed-use developments near transit stations. Some of the projects profiled were in suburbs or automobile-oriented cities, and as a result ran into more difficulties than I would have expected: for example, retail may be difficult to finance when there are not yet enough residents to support it, and parking creates a variety of problems, When planners propose small amounts of parking, neighbors complain because they fear ...more
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