TOD Planning in Large Cities and Regions

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • Key factors for successful TOD development, and how they differ by context and scale
  • How to systematically structure regional TOD strategies by using metrics and decision-making applications—such as web-based TOD-readiness models—that can take into account different contexts, priorities, and objectives
  • How to use this information to plan for and create supportive regulatory environments, attract investors, and secure and leverage financing for implementation

In order to influence personal commuting decisions successfully, planning strategies for transit-oriented development (TOD) in large metro regions must account for the context and scale of a city, as well as its underlying urban form, era of development, economic forces, real estate markets, and regulatory environment. This session compares and contrasts TOD planning, development, and financing in an auto-oriented, growth metropolitan region (San Diego), a legacy city region (Cleveland), and America's largest city (New York City).  

    There is no single formula for TOD success. Learn how TOD strategies in large metropolitan areas are influenced by multiple variables that determine success or failure. Explore the variables  considered most important in a large, urban context, such as New York City; in an economically important legacy city with an aging population, lower property values, and limited growth, such as Cleveland; and in an auto-oriented, growing western city-region in a growth-management regulatory environment, such as San Diego. Hear from a panel of experts how to organize and prioritize these variables to build markets for TODs to attract investment, unique to each context; how to identify locations that are most ready for TOD planning and development; and how to leverage certain factors for financing and implementation.  


    Michael Samuelian , AICP , The Trust for Governors Island , New York , NY (see bio)
    Grace Gallucci , NOACA , Cleveland , OH (see bio)
    William Anderson , FAICP , AECOM , San Diego , CA (see bio)
    Philip Trom , AICP , SANDAG , San Diego , CA (see bio)
    Faisal Roble , City of Los Angeles , Chino Hills , CA