The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System

Author: Michael C. Healy

Publisher: Heyday Books

ISBN: 9781597143707

Category: History

Page: 365

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The history of Bay Area Rapid Transit, as told by "Mr. BART" himself

Transit-Oriented Displacement or Community Dividends?

Understanding the Effects of Smarter Growth on Communities

Author: Karen Chapple,Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262039842

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 5789


An examination of the neighborhood transformation, gentrification, and displacement that accompany more compact development around transit. Cities and regions throughout the world are encouraging smarter growth patterns and expanding their transit systems to accommodate this growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and satisfy new demands for mobility and accessibility. Yet despite a burgeoning literature and various policy interventions in recent decades, we still understand little about what happens to neighborhoods and residents with the development of transit systems and the trend toward more compact cities. Research has failed to determine why some neighborhoods change both physically and socially while others do not, and how race and class shape change in the twenty-first-century context of growing inequality. Drawing on novel methodological approaches, this book sheds new light on the question of who benefits and who loses from more compact development around new transit stations. Building on data at multiple levels, it connects quantitative analysis on regional patterns with qualitative research through interviews, field observations, and photographic documentation in twelve different California neighborhoods. From the local to the regional to the global, Chapple and Loukaitou-Sideris examine the phenomena of neighborhood transformation, gentrification, and displacement not only through an empirical lens but also from theoretical and historical perspectives. Growing out of an in-depth research process that involved close collaboration with dozens of community groups, the book aims to respond to the needs of both advocates and policymakers for ideas that work in the trenches.

A History of the Key Decisions in the Development of Bay Area Rapid Transit

Author: Richard Grefe,McDonald & Smart,Richard Smart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Local transit

Page: 220

View: 4797


This report describes the key decisions in the planning and implementation of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) during the period 1947 through 1974. The decisions are evaluated in terms of the influences brought to bear upon the decision-making process to determine decision outcomes.


Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 7450


Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."