PL-61 Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together (online)

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CEUs: 1.00


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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