- 8 video lessons (51 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
2.Making the Case for TOD9 mins
3.Defining the Concept7 mins
4.TOD: Past as Precedent6 mins
5.TOD Stakeholder Engagement5 mins
6.TOD Regulatory Support6 mins
7.Financial Alignment9 mins
What You Will Learn
- Understand TOD features, including economic, environmental, and socially equitable objectives.
- Consider historic development patterns as precedent for contemporary TOD.
- Expand on TOD characteristics and weigh to what degree exemplary projects meet those marks.
- Examine TOD case studies in Boston, Denver, and Washington, D.C.
- Discuss transportation and development programs that complement and enhance TOD.
- Deliberate on the future of the development paradigm in light of COVID-19 and climate change.
The goal of transit oriented development (TOD) is eminently well intentioned: to manage regional growth by locating new development along accessible mass transit corridors in multi-modal communities. While TOD has gained increasing favor in recent decades, it's actually a traditional development model in the United States, dating back to the late 19th century. TOD promotes pedestrian-scale design, local economic vitality, and a dense variety of uses in pursuit of convenient and subtle sustainability.
This course outlines the tenets of transit oriented development (TOD), showcases exemplary TOD projects from across the United States, and considers opportunities for improving development paradigms in years to come, as climate change compels more sustainable growth models.
Learn these skills
- Bicycle Planning
- Economic Development
- Land Use
- Pedestrian Planning
- Regional Planning
- Site Planning
- Urban Design
- Zoning Codes