TOD Planning in Large Cities and Regions
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.
, The Trust for Governors Island
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerMichael M. Samuelian, FAIA, AICP is a the President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island, a not-for-profit organization created by the City of New York and charged with the planning, redevelopment, and ongoing operations of 150 acres of Governors Island. Before joining the Trust, Michael was a Vice President with Related Companies, where his work focused on the design of large-scale public private development projects. He was responsible for the urban planning, architectural design and public approvals of the Hudson Yards Project, a $20 billion master plan for 17 million square feet of mixed-use development on Manhattan’s West Side. Prior to joining Related, Michael was the Director of Lower Manhattan Special Projects at the New York City Department of City Planning, helping the city's efforts to redevelop downtown post-9/11. In this position, he worked with a variety of constituents, ranging from the local community boards to state and city agencies to develop consensus for the disposition of federal funds dedicated to the recovery and rebuilding of Lower Manhattan. Michael also led the effort to plan and design a new waterfront park on the East River and acted as the city's representative in the development and production of the World Trade Center Design Guidelines. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cooper Union and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. Michael is also currently an Associate Professor at Cooper Union, where he teaches a course titled “Professional Practice” in the School of Architecture. Michael is a certified planner, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a registered architect in New York State and a member of the New York State Board for Architecture. He also serves on the Board of Governors of Open House New York and the AIA New York Chapter Nominating Committee.
, Northeast Ohio Areawide Agency
Confirmed SpeakerGrace Gallucci is the Executive Director for the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for greater Cleveland. She is responsible for transportation planning and resource allocation in the five county region. Ms. Gallucci has more than 25 years of finance and planning experience in the field of transportation, including positions with the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority where she held the titles of Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer; Director of Office of Management & Budget for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority; and as an management analyst for the Office of Transportation, Broward County, Florida. Ms. Gallucci has also been an adjunct professor/lecturer at Cleveland State University, Kent State University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University teaching courses in public finance, economics, public policy and transportation management. Ms. Gallucci holds a Master of Science in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University, and both a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.
, San Diego
Confirmed SpeakerBill Anderson, FAICP, is Director of City & Regional Planning in the Americas for AECOM. Previously he chaired San Diego's Planning Commission, helping formulate the "City of Villages" strategy. Anderson served as Director of San Diego's City Planning & Community Investment Department between 2006 and 2011, where he oversaw planning, economic development, redevelopment, urban form, and facilities financing. During this time, he led the preparation of San Diego's General Plan, which received APA's Daniel Burnham Award for Excellence in Comprehensive Plans. He was inducted into the AICP College of Fellows in 2006, and served as APA President from 2013 to 2015. He has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Claremont McKenna College and his Masters in City & Regional Planning from Harvard University.
, San Diego
Confirmed SpeakerPhilip Trom, AICP is a Senior Regional Planner at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the transportation planning, financing, and coordination agency for the San Diego region. Philip is SANDAG’s Project Manager for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, the long-range integrated transportation and comprehensive plan for the San Diego area through 2050. Prior to managing the Regional Plan, he managed the Short-Range Transit Division at SANDAG and also has previously worked for transportation consulting firms in the Bay Area and San Diego. Philip is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from San José State University.
, City of Los Angeles
, Chino Hills