Elizabeth Wampler and Abby Thorne-Lyman will be in the Twin Cities to meet with the Advisory Group for the TOD Priority Market Framework. The Framework will be an implementation tool to assist the region in prioritizing investment along transit corridors based on market readiness for investment, existing infrastructure for TOD, and social characteristics that connect people to jobs. This project is being funded by the McKnight Foundation.
Reconnecting America Project Director Abigail Thorne-Lyman will participate on a panel at the APA National Conference in Boston on April 9. The panel is a technology showcase on New Tools for Sustainable Community Development. Abby will be joined on the panel by Sarah Treuhaft from PolicyLink and Albert Benedict from the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Reconnecting America's Abby Thorne-Lyman, director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, and Reconnecting America Project Manager Elizabeth Wampler participate in a lunchtime forum at the SPUR Urban Center on June 11 in San Francisco. They will be joined by Vu-Bang Nguyen of Urban Habitat and Egon Terplan of SPUR for a discussion of how to encourage job growth near transit and improve job access via transit, particularly for low- and moderate-income workers.
Reconnecting America recently completed Are We There Yet?, a project that established benchmarks against which regions across America can be measured. Allison Brooks offers an overview of the report and all that went into it.
HUD is gathering all of the grantees from its Sustainable Communities grant program for a three-day convening in Washington, DC, to share lessons learned, spotlight success stories and receive feedback on grant activities to date. As a Capacity Building grantee, Reconnecting America staff Catherine Cox Blair, Abby Thorne-Lyman, Chris Yake and Sasha Forbes will be attending and presenting on implementation tools and strategies for creating more livable and sustainable communities in the grantee regions. These presentations will include sessions on affordable housing tools to prevent displacement and using typologies in corridor and regional planning.
Abigail Thorne-Lyman comes to Reconnecting America from our Center for TOD partner organization Strategic Economics, where she was a principal who specialized in regional economic and fiscal impact. Abby had worked with the Center for TOD since 2004, and is now a project manager in the Oakland office.
Please join us Tuesday June 21st at 2:00pm EST for the Center For Transit-Oriented Development webinar “Understanding Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development”. This webinar session is sponsored by The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is open to planners, practitioners, housing advocates, MPOs, local, state and federal DOT’s, transit agencies, sustainable communities grantees, advocates, as well as elected officials and other decision makers.