Advancing Sustainable, Transit-Oriented Development in Washtenaw County, Michigan: WAKE UP, WASHTENAW!

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Sticky Issues in Transit for 2018

I attended two major conferences in 2018: UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (July 9-12); and Rail~Volution (Pittsburgh, October 18-22).

Despite being on opposite sides of the planet, both conferences focused on three difficult issues related to transportation: gentrification and value capture, providing service for the “last mile”, and providing mobility as a service (MaaS). These are all topics discussed in the media to  one degree or another, and their impact on the future directions of public transportation should be considered in respect to strategies for the future.

My summary and discussion (PDF, 6 pages) can be downloaded from here...


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What is "transit-oriented development"?

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is an area of compact development, incorporating commercial, residential and professional uses, within walking distance of a major transit stop, that facilitates walking and transit use. The urban design focuses on the pedestrian over the automobile.

What is "sustainable development"?

The simplest, most forceful and practical definition of sustainable development is from the World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Commission report):

Development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

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