SHELLEY POTICHA RESUME Continued
Light Rail, Dallas, TX Light rail in Dallas created a development boom: Plano’s 3.6-acre transit village was “out of the ground” a year before the station opened. Read the case study in CTOD’s book The New Transit Town. CTOD’s affordability index helps illuminate the inherent value of locations near transit for promoting affordability – and can be used to argue that station areas should be targeted for housing resources.
The New TransitTown: Best Management Practices We’re expanding the investigation into TOD performance measures and case studies that was begun in our book, The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development, which was published by Island Press in 2004. We have just finished two detailed case studies for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will document the general characteristics and performance measures of transit-oriented development underway in Evanston, Illinois and along the Hudson Bergen light rail line in New Jersey, which has stimulated tremendous redevelopment in places like Hoboken and Jersey City. The case studies compare the performance of these two TOD corridors and show how the trajectory of policy, planning and zoning helped bring about investment in transit and concentrated development. This analysis will help to benchmark the performance of TOD and calibrate community expectations based on the planning process.
Los Angeles: building a Book about New Urbanism Toward the same end of better integrating transportation and land use, Gloria Ohlandrecently co-edited and cowrote Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric Region, a book about New Urbanism in Los Angeles published for the 13th annual Congress for the New Urbanism held this year in Pasadena. Reconnecting America’s new publication, Los Angeles: Building the olycentric Region, discusses two of this country’s best second generation TOD projects, Mission Meridian in South Pasadena and Del Mar Station in Pasadena The book details projects at all scales, from the Calthorpe-Fregonese regional vision that channels growth into city centers and along transportation corridors to the City of L.A.’s new townhouse ordinance and density bonuses for housing projects that include affordable units near bus stops and rail stations. The book takes a wholistic view of city-building. CTOD has also begun writing a publication on streetcars, tentatively entitled, Streetcars Named Desire: How to Build Systems That Promote Development.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY