Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: A Woonerf for Los Angeles
A car-less street in Los Angeles? In a city known more for its traffic than fabulous mass transit access, a residential neighborhood arranged around such a concept may seem an unlikely sell..
Blogosphere: Five Factors, Will TIFIA Benefit Transit?
Last week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood touted his department's $545.9 million TIFIA loan to construct Los Angeles'…
Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development will be participating in a number of sessions at Rail~Volution 2012 in Los Angeles during Oct. 14-17. Find out more about the conference at the Rail~Volution website.
Indicators of Success: How Do You Measure a Livable Community?
Tuesday, 10/16/2012 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Terms like livable and sustainable are often used to describe the overall qualities of a community or region, yet the terms themselves provide little in the way of detail. Hear from three different regions -- Denver, the Twin Cities and Boston -- as well as from the national think tank, Reconnecting America. Learn how they are tackling the challenges of measuring sustainability and livability at the corridor, local and regional scale, particularly as they relate to improving equitable outcomes among people of diverse incomes and ethnicities. Questions to be considered: What…
Reconnecting America Chief of Staff Allison Brooks will be in Minneapolis on July 17 for the final meeting of the Steering Committee in pulling the program for the conference together in Los Angeles in October. For more information about the Oct. 13-17 2012 Los Angeles Rail~Volution conference visit the website RailVolution.org
Reconnecting America (@reconnecting) and its partners in the Center for Transit-Oriented Development were out at Rail~Volution in Washington, DC, Oct. 16-19. A full list of their workshops and seminars appears at the bottom.
Monday, October 17, 10:30 am Linear Thinking as Creative Thinking: Planning at the Corridor Scale (Elizabeth Wampler) Value Capture: An Overview (Nadine Fogarty)
Monday, October 17, 2:30 pm Empowering Practitioners: Recent Analysis and Research Findings in TOD (Sam Zimbabwe and Matt Sussman) Equitable Sustainable Community Development - Lessons From Around the US (Allison Brooks)
Monday, October 17, 4:00 pm The Politics of Community Change: Race, Class and Displacement in America (Darnell Grisby) Affordable Housing Basics (G. Sasha Forbes) Finance: An Overview (Shanti Breznau)
Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 am ETOD: Focusing Employment Near Transit…
This year's Rail~volution conference - the annual gathering of livability advocates, urban sustainability coordinators, and transit agency officials - kicked off today with remarks by Chris Leinberger of the Brookings Institution and Manuel Pastor, who teaches demographics and ethnicity at the University of Southern California... Read On
Rail~Volution 2011 marks the first time since 2002 that this conference for all things transit and smart growth has taken place in the nation's capital. When it comes to livability, Washington and neighboring Arlington County have some great stories to share with the rest of the country... Read On
Sunday kicks off a remarkable conference in Washington focused in large part on showing cities, developers and transit agencies how to make real their dreams of using transit to anchor major development around rail stations... Read On