Planning for a Ton of TOD
You'll learn about:
- How to identify the different needs of suburban and urban communities for TOD
- How to get the right mix of housing and economic development in a TOD
- How to incorporate parking into a successful TOD
Learn about the land-use mix, density, ridership, and parking necessary to develop a successful transit-oriented development (TOD) and examine hot-button issues associated with TODs, such as parking requirements, economic development, financing techniques, and housing mix. Representatives from two New Jersey communities—the City of Rahway and the Borough of Somerville—will discuss differences involved in developing a TOD in urban and suburban settings. A developer, a New Jersey Transit representative, a TOD developer, and a transit-agency representative will add their viewpoints to the discussion as well.
Samson Steinman, Mayor
Confirmed SpeakerThe Mayor and his administration work closely with various city boards and agencies to ensure that the long term goals of all the public agencies are working to serve the interests of all citizens.
, Jersey City
Confirmed SpeakerDonald Burns AICP is the immediate past-President of APA New York Metro Chapter. He has been active in Metro Chapter for many years and has served as a committee chair and on the Executive Committee. He is a Senior Planner at the USDOT Federal Transit Administration – Region 2 office in New York City where he has worked for the last 16 years. He has also worked in the private sector for Malcolm Pirnie and started working as a planner at the Office of the Bronx Borough President. He has a MUP from CUNY-Hunter College and a BA in Public Affairs from SUNY-Albany.
, Borough of Somerville
, Rahway Redevelopment Agency
, AICP CTP
, Saratoga Springs
Confirmed SpeakerTed Orosz AICP CTP has over 40 years of planning experience. Ted worked at an MPO in Massachusetts and at The Minnesota State Planning Agency. He then joined the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York CIty, where he worked for 30 years. Ted managed Bus Service Planning for Manhattan and the Bronx for many years. Then, as director of Long Range Bus Planning, he managed the implementation of seven BRT services. Ted has co-authored several TRB papers, and an article in Practicing Planner. He has taught a class in Public Transportation Planning at graduate programs for over 10 years. Since 2014 Ted has been a Technical Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff--Now WSP--specializing in bus and BRT planning.