Context-Sensitive Zoning for Transit-Oriented Development

Zoning Practice — February 2015

By David Morley, AICP


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This edition of Zoning Practice highlights key considerations for communities hoping to encourage TOD through special zoning districts or overlays and provides examples of context-sensitive TOD zoning standards from communities across the country.


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Feb. 1, 2015
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About the Author

David Morley, AICP
David Morley, AICP, is a Research Program and QA Manager with the American Planning Association in Chicago, where he manages and contributes to sponsored research projects; manages the development of the Research KnowledgeBase; provides customized research assistance through the Inquiry Answer Service; develops, organizes, and participates in educational sessions and workshops; and writes for APA publications. Mr. Morley also co-edits Zoning Practice, a monthly publication to inform planners about smarter land-use practice, and PAS QuickNotes, a series of briefing papers that explain planning basics for public officials and engaged citizens.