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Equitable Transit Oriented Development

Equitable transit oriented development (eTOD) prioritizes inclusive community development in multi-modal regional growth.

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  • Duration 7 video lessons (57 Mins)
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    TOD Overview
    Chapter Duration 14 mins
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    Why eTOD?
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Stakeholder Engagement
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Regulatory Support
    Chapter Duration 16 mins
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    Financial Alignment
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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What You Will Learn

  • Understand traditional TOD features, including economic, environmental, and socially equitable objectives.
  • Realize ways in which eTOD benefits residents, transit riders, station-area neighborhoods, and regions.
  • Understand eTOD financial and regulatory tools and their real-world application. 
  • Examine eTOD case studies across the US and consider their successes and failures. 
  • Discuss transportation and development programs that complement and enhance TOD. 
  • Be aware of eTOD resources with which to enhance or evaluate traditional TOD projects with an eye on social equity.

Course Description

Equitable transit oriented development (eTOD) prioritizes inclusive community development in a multimodal regional growth model. While U.S. cities have practiced transit oriented development since the late 19th century, eTOD has gained traction in the 21st century as communities, cities, and regions work to manage gentrification, mitigate displacement, and encourage transit ridership.

The “Equitable Transit Oriented Development” course will summarize the tenets of TOD before considering the far-reaching benefits of eTOD, the financial and regulatory tools that advance eTOD, exemplary eTOD projects, and resources to promote eTOD in your community. 

Learn these skills

  • Demographics
  • Development
  • Economic Development
  • Equity
  • Land Use
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism
  • Walkability


This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including 1 Equity CM credit.


This course is 1 LU.


This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

Meet Your Instructor

John Hersey

John Hersey

John is a planner with two decades of experience critically evaluating and advancing transit-oriented development as a nonprofit advocate, transit-agency staff, university instructor, and consultant to cities and developers.

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