New Transit Town brings together leading experts in planning, transportation, and sustainable design—including Scott Bernstein, Peter Calthorpe, Jim Daisa, Sharon Feigon, Ellen Greenberg, David Hoyt, Dennis Leach, and Shelley Poticha—to ...
Author: Hank Dittmar
Publisher: Island Press
Transit-oriented development (TOD) seeks to maximize access to mass transit and nonmotorized transportation with centrally located rail or bus stations surrounded by relatively high-density commercial and residential development. New Urbanists and smart growth proponents have embraced the concept and interest in TOD is growing, both in the United States and around the world. New Transit Town brings together leading experts in planning, transportation, and sustainable design—including Scott Bernstein, Peter Calthorpe, Jim Daisa, Sharon Feigon, Ellen Greenberg, David Hoyt, Dennis Leach, and Shelley Poticha—to examine the first generation of TOD projects and derive lessons for the next generation. It offers topic chapters that provide detailed discussion of key issues along with case studies that present an in-depth look at specific projects. Topics examined include: the history of projects and the appeal of this form of development a taxonomy of TOD projects appropriate for different contexts and scales the planning, policy and regulatory framework of "successful" projects obstacles to financing and strategies for overcoming those obstacles issues surrounding traffic and parking the roles of all the actors involved and the resources available to them performance measures that can be used to evaluate outcomes Case Studies include Arlington, Virginia (Roslyn-Ballston corridor); Dallas (Mockingbird Station and Addison Circle); historic transit-oriented neighborhoods in Chicago; Atlanta (Lindbergh Center and BellSouth); San Jose (Ohlone-Chynoweth); and San Diego (Barrio Logan). New Transit Town explores the key challenges to transit-oriented development, examines the lessons learned from the first generation of projects, and uses a systematic examination and analysis of a broad spectrum of projects to set standards for the next generation. It is a vital new source of information for anyone interested in urban and regional planning and development, including planners, developers, community groups, transit agency staff, and finance professionals.
... and reflects on transition practice, providing a new taxonomy of urban sustainability transition in new towns. The transition pathways, interaction patterns between inter-scalar actors, challenges and prospects are all examined.
Author: Yang Fu
This book examines the sustainability transition theory in the context of urbanization in China, tracing the development of eco and low-carbon cities. It examines how ideas on building eco-cities and low-carbon cities travel from nation to nation, how they are adopted in the Chinese administrative context and what role inter-scalar actors play in getting the ideas transferred, translated and operationalized on the ground. Offering an overarching theoretical framework that incorporates all urban sustainability experiments in China, the book conducts a comprehensive analysis of the master plans of these new towns and summarizes the normative transition targets of sustainable urban experiments. It explores how they differ from each other and how they influence transition dynamics in practice. By examining four eco and low-carbon new towns deemed representative of current major approaches to sustainability transition management in China, the book provides a detailed depiction of generic transition management and explains the different transitional trajectories for each type of sustainable urban experiment. It demonstrates how subnational-level and city-level transitions mediate the national transition. Through a thorough inquiry into inter-scalar dynamics, institutional arrangements and techno-social innovations in sustainable urban experiments, the book links generalized transition rules and specific contexts to present a full view of the challenges, failures and territorial problems of eco and low-carbon new towns. This book makes a novel contribution to the study of Chinese urbanization by revisiting issues and problems of contemporary urban China. The reflection on these urban issues will provide implications to policymakers, professionals and the common reader interested in the future sustainable urbanism in China.
A variety of newer built features (e.g. a new shopping arcade, a large supermarket building, a brick clock tower and a new housing estate) were all rated as highly incompatible with the town's character and likewise associated with a ...
Author: Raymond James Green
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Political Science
Many coastal areas around the world are experiencing dramatic landscape changes as a result of increased tourism development and the "sea change phenomenon" – the migration of affluent urbanites to small coastal towns seeking beautiful, natural surroundings. In response to these changes local residents in these places often complain that the distinctive character of their towns and/or individual neighborhoods is being lost or degraded. Coastal Towns in Transition looks at how changes due to unsympathetic development of the built environment and modification of the natural landscape are perceived to negatively impact on the character of small coastal towns. The book explores the concept of town character, and associated notions of sense of place, genius loci and place identity, as conceptualised by local residents in several coastal town communities along Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Findings of a four-year study involving over 1800 respondents from these communities are used to explore theoretical and methodological issues associated with the assessment of place character in the context of coastal towns that are experiencing rapid environmental change. This book will be of interest to planners and environmental designers, as well as scholars in both landscape studies and social science and planning fields who are interested in the sustainable development of coastal areas. The case studies and associated planning and design strategies, together with the bibliography of selected relevant literature, will provide an invaluable reference for these scholars.
All those new towns required new connections with the main city centre and important urban centres. For this reason in Paris the RER ('Réseau Express Régional') was created, a regional heavy rail system compiled from partly new ...
Author: Rob van der Bijl
Category: Business & Economics
Light Rail Transit Systems: 61 Lessons in Sustainable Urban Development shows how to design and operate light rail to maximize its social benefits. Readers will learn how to understand the value of light rail and tactics on its effective integration into communities. It uses strong supporting evidence and theory drawn from the author's team and their extensive experience in developing new light rail systems. The book uses numerous case studies to demonstrate how key concepts can bridge the geographic limitations inherent in many transit-related discussions. In addition, users will learn how to develop important relationships with local decision-makers and communities. Presents applied research by experienced practitioners and academic researchers Draws on more than 50 cases from Europe, the Middle East, the UK and US Incorporates five themes on why it’s important to invest in light rail, including effective mobility, and for an efficient city, economy, environment and equity Includes a checklist for planning public transport projects
The New Transit Town: Best Practices in TransitOriented Development. Washington: Island Press. Dluhy, Milan, Keith Revell, and Sidney Wong. 2002. “Creating a Positive Future for a Minority Community: Transportation and Urban Renewal ...
Author: Margaret Weir
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
The mission of the Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects series is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing the key social and economic problems facing today's cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. Volume four of the series introduces and examines thoroughly the concept of regional resilience, explaining how resilience can be promoted—or impeded—by regional characteristics and public policies. The authors illuminate how the walls that now segment metropolitan regions across political jurisdictions and across institutions—and the gaps that separate federal laws from regional realities—have to be bridged in order for regions to cultivate resilience. Contributors: Patricia Atkins, George Washington University; Pamela Blumenthal, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Sarah Ficenec, George Washington University; Alec Friedhoff, Brookings Institution; Kathryn Foster, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Juliet Gainsborough, Bentley University; Edward Hill, Cleveland State University; Kate Lowe, Cornell University; John Mollenkopf, Graduate Center, City University of New York; Mai Nguyen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California; Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute; Nancy Pindus, Urban Institute; Sarah Reckhow, Michigan State University; Travis St. Clair, George Washington University; Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley; Howard Wial, Brookings Institution; Harold Wolman, George Washington University
Introduction Cities in Iran were often like islands of stability in the midst of a turbulent sea of events , such as foreign invasions or the rise and fall of new dynasties . They managed to preserve not only the core of cultural ...
Author: Christoph Werner
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
An Iranian Town in Transition deals with the social and economic history of Tabriz, a town in north-west Iran and the centre of the historical province Azerbaijan. The focus of this study is on the notables of the town in an epoch of fundamental change that stretches from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Far from narrating a simple history of events, the study addresses major questions related to endowments (waqf), the workings of the Shiite judiciary, urban and provincial administration, the changing role of the 'ulama, and tenure of landed property in concrete case-studies. With its wide perspective on developments in urban society, the study interprets the process of social change in the transitional period from the Zands to the Qajars as a crucial starting point for the modern history of Iran. Stressing the importance of indigenous sources for this period, the author drew heavily on hitherto neglected Persian archival material. A large number of documents, deeds, and court protocols are included in critical edition in the appendix.
Planning for Town and Country Randall Arendt ... A new generation utilizes three-dimensional forms, as ... The Transit Village Initiative, a program administered by New Jersey Transit and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, ...
Author: Randall Arendt
For America’s rural and suburban areas, new challenges demand new solutions. Author Randall Arendt meets them in an entirely new edition of Rural by Design. When this planning classic first appeared 20 years ago, it showed how creative, practical land-use planning can preserve open space and keep community character intact. The second edition shifts the focus toward infilling neighborhoods, strengthening town centers, and moving development closer to schools, shops, and jobs. New chapters cover form-based codes, visioning, sustainability, low-impact development, green infrastructure, and more, while 70 case studies show how these ideas play out in the real world. Readers —rural or not—will find practical advice about planning for the way we live now.
town. They expected to gain revenue from tolls and benefits for rural estates on which peasants would be able ... borders of Essex and Suffolk, or south Gloucestershire, resulting in the growth of new towns such as Boxford and Stroud.
Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This significant new work by a prominent medievalist focusses on the period of transition between 1250 and 1550, when the wealth and power of the great lords was threatened and weakened, and when new social groups emerged and new methods of production were adopted. Professor Dyer examines both the commercial growth of the thirteenth century, and the restructuring of farming, trade, and industry in the fifteenth. The subjects investigated include the balance between individuals andthe collective interests of families and villages. The role of the aristocracy and in particular the gentry are scrutinized, and emphasis placed on the initiatives taken by peasants, traders, and craftsmen. The growth in consumption moved the economy in new directions after 1350, and this encouragedinvestment in productive enterprises. A commercial mentality persisted and grew, and producers, such as farmers, profited from the market. Many people lived on wages, but not enough of them to justify describing the sixteenth century economy as capitalist. The conclusions are supported by research in sources not much used before, such as wills, and non-written evidence, including buildings.Christopher Dyer, who has already published on many aspects of this period, has produced the first full-length study by a single author of the 'transition'. He argues for a reassessment of the whole period, and shows that many features of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries can be found before 1500.
Commuter rail service is also available immediately across the Hudson River via the Hudson Line to New York City . ... Orange County and Metro Pool work with employers to encourage the use of carpooling , vanpooling , and transit .
For New Town railways operated by a public body ( or such body as is authorized by law ) , 10 % of the construction cost ... work on the development of new transit systems has been going on actively and is aimed at the design of safer ...
34) The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development, Island Press, December 2003. 35) The Center for Transit Oriented Development, http://www.reconnectingamerica.org/html/TOD/index.htm 36) The Center for ...
The town of Caneadea shall contain all that part of said coun- TITLE 5 . ty , bounded east , by the east transit line : south , by Belfast : west , Caneadea . ( Part annex . by Haight and Rushford : and north , by the town of Hume . 10.
development, Fengrun district will be replaced by “Gengyang New Town”, Tangshan North Station takes the great ... Tangshan North Station area is positioned by local government to build Tangshan's new card, driving area economic growth.
Author: Haishan Xia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
With the increasing sophistication of urban rail networks, the combined effects of rail transit on urban development are more and more complex and in-depth, and large-scale rail transit construction and operation have placed new demands on planning, construction, investment and financing. This main aim of these proceedings is to study and explore theoretical progress, methodological innovation and lessons learned in aspects of the planning stage, urban planning, architectural design, development and construction, safety systems, management support, etc. involved in the process of comprehensive utilization along urban rail transit lines and in the development and utilization of the surrounding land, in order to provide a platform for decision-makers and researchers involved in urban rail transit construction, urban construction and development.
TCRP Report 102 : TransitOriented Development in the United States : Experiences , Challenges , and Prospects . Washington : TRB . Dittmar , Hank , and Gloria Ohland , eds . 2004. The New Transit Town : Best Practices in Transit ...
Author: John L. Renne
Category: Land use
"This digest summarizes key findings from NCHRP Project 20-65(5) ... conducted by John L. Renne and Jan S. Wells of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University"--p. 1.
Author: Stephen J.K. WaltersPublish On: 2014-08-27
... 144 Mayors: of Indianapolis, 98, 101, 102–3, 104, 105, 116; of Newark, 176; of New York City, 158, 168, 200n22. ... 69 Metropolitan Transit Authority, 112 Michigan: Flint auto plants, 48–50, 57– 58; as “open shop” state, 52, 72.
Author: Stephen J.K. Walters
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing that commonplace explanations for urban decay misunderstand the nature of our towns, Walters reconceives of cities as dense accumulations of capital in all of its forms—places that attract people by making their labor more productive and their leisure more pleasurable. Policymakers, therefore, must properly define and enforce property rights in order to prevent the flight of capital and the resulting demise of urban centers. Using vivid evocations of iconic towns and the people who crucially affected their destinies, Walters shows how public policy measures which aim to revitalize often do more harm than good. He then outlines a more promising set of policies to remedy the capital shortage that continues to afflict many cities and needlessly limit their residents' opportunities. With its fresh interpretation of one of the American quandaries of our day, Boom Towns offers a novel contribution to the debate about American cities and a program for their restoration.
V. ADJACENT LANDS The Washington's Headquarters and Fort Nonsense units are located within the town of Morristown . ... a mixed - use “ Transit Village ” on lands owned by New Jersey Transit adjacent to the station , and construction of ...
Author: Robert Clifford WilliamsonPublish On: 1997
The Spanish came to the New World as bona fide town dwellers, predominantly from the “agro-military towns of the central meseta,” rather than from the trade and manufacturing centers of northern Spain." This predilection for urban life ...
Author: Robert Clifford Williamson
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Category: Social Science
An examination of Latin America as a social system with an analysis of social processes and structures reflecting a society in conflict and change.
Questions of place attachment are also prominent in the Transition Bromst group, which like other Transition Towns has worked hard to attract local members and develop practical initiatives to 'transition' their town in a more ...
Author: Jens Hoff
Category: Political Science
This book argues that there is no way to make progress in building a sustainable future without extensive participation of non-state actors. The volume explores the contribution of non-state actors to a sustainable transition, starting with citizens and communities of different kinds and ending with cities and city-networks. The authors analyse social, cultural, political and economic drivers and barriers for this transition, from individual behaviour to structural restraints, and investigate interplay between the two. Through a series of wide-ranging case studies from the UK, Australia, Germany, Italy and Denmark, and a number of comparative case studies, the volume provides an empirically and theoretically robust argument that highlights the need to develop, widen and scale up collective action and community-based engagement if the transition to sustainability is to be successful. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, sustainability and environmental policy.
Yourtown adapted with little confusion . In Yourtown metropolitan area in a neighboring state , peak hour auto occupancy had risen 20 % and transit ridership was up to 258 , yet the quality of service was considered reasonable because a ...
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research BoardPublish On: 2007
In The New Transit Town : Best Practices in Transit - Oriented Development ( H. Dittmar and G. Ohland , eds . ) , Island Press , Washington , D.C. , 2004 , pp . 155–174 . 6. TCRP Research Results Digest No.
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board
Category: Car sharing
TRR no. 1992 includes 14 papers that explore the transit tracker system, sampling plans for fixed-route bus service, smart cards, the “walkable” limits of transit-oriented developments, and the impacts of car sharing on transit ridership. Papers in this TRR also examine transit-related issues associated with emergency evacuation planning and preparedness, rising fuel prices, new technologies, global positioning system-enabled cell phones, and more.