Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together (online)

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Location: Online

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This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.


This course grants 1.0 CEUs and 10 AICP CMs (AICP CMs pending approval), and 10 PTP PDHs


Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services within convenient walking distance of rail or bus rapid transit service. In doing so, TOD brings customers to public transit services as well as creates vibrant, mixed-use communities. There are many challenges in creating successful TODs. These include building effective public-private partnerships, ensuring multi-modal TOD access for the "last mile" and beyond, "right-sizing parking", and balancing private and public uses to create a unique place identify.

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Topics Include

  • The definition, attributes and history of TOD
  • TOD benefits
  • Parking for TOD
  • Multimodal access and land use mix
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Case studies and best practices

What You Will Learn

Students will acquire TOD planning and design capability. They will learn how to design a TOD land use mix, parking program, and multimodal access. Students will also increase their understanding of the public-private partnership essential in creating a successful TOD. In addition, students will enhance their appreciation for placemaking centered around public transportation.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will all find the course useful. The course is appropriate for both the urban and the suburban perspectives.

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Note: Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

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Michael Kodama

Executive Director, Eco-Rapid Transit

Mr. Kodama is the Executive Director for Eco-Rapid Transit, a joint powers authority with 13 members, including 12 cities and Bob Hope Airport. He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching transportation planning at the University of Southern California and has his own consulting practice. Mr. Kodama is leading the effort to develop a new rail transit line in Southeast Los Angeles County that would serve over 70,000 riders per day along a 20-mile alignment. He recently led efforts to develop a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Corridor Guidebook. He has over 25 years of professional transportation planning experience and has been involved in TOD and parking management throughout the country. Mr. Kodama has a M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Nancy Michali

Technical Program Instructor, UC Berkeley, ITS TechTransfer

Ms. Michali has over 35 years of professional consulting and public sector experience in working with cities in preparing community-based plans integrating transit, urban design, and land use decisions translated into viable implementation strategies. Nancy's recent projects include developing the first national high speed rail Station District Master Plan with Fresno, and preparing a vision and guiding implementation plan with Los Angles for a four-mile segment of the Los Angeles River that weaves public trails and parks with catalytic development to accomplish river restoration, and city sustainability, open space, affordable housing and job creation goals. She has prepared TOD plans for Boston, Portland, Fresno, and cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties.


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