May 23, 2005 Workshop Series Two Trends in the Field
On Track: An Analysis of Transit-Oriented Development
Transit-oriented developments (TODs) are mixed-use developments centered around transit hubs that hold the promise of connecting low-income people to employment opportunities, quality housing, and services. Meaningful participation and leadership by community advocates in TOD projects are needed to prevent such consequences as the displacement of existing low-income residents. Increasingly, a diverse array of community development and advocacy organizations recognize the tangible opportunity that TODs represent. This session explored the role that public policy plays in securing effective TOD and how cooperation between the diverse participants can yield positive and equitable results.