Weaving Together Vibrant Communities Through Transit-Oriented Development
Allison Brooks, Reconnecting America's chief of staff, has an article on transit-oriented development in the summer issue of San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank's online publication, Community Investments.
"At its core, TOD is about connecting, or reconnecting, the fabric of our communities — imagine a quilt, if you will — where neighborhoods and places of varying shapes, colors, sizes and textures are integrated into a vibrant and cohesive region," writes Brooks in "Weaving Together Vibrant Communities Through Transit-Oriented Development." "Implementing equitable TOD involves rethinking the current paradigm, where a person’s zip code can determine important outcomes such as educational attainment or employment opportunities."
The article defines transit-oriented development, introduces the concepts and principles behind the term, and presents strategies for implementing successful TOD initiatives, especially those that benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
You can read the article here.