Promoting Opportunity through Equitable TOD: An Overview
Investments in communities and transit infrastructure can significantly enhance opportunity for low- and moderate-income families. Equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) is one tool to ensure that high-opportunity neighborhoods are inclusive despite the property value increases that often result from such investments. A primary approach to eTOD is the preservation and creation of dedicated affordable housing, which can ensure that high-opportunity neighborhoods are open to people from all walks of life. eTOD can expand mobility options, lower commuting expenses and enhance access to employment, child care, schools, stores and critical services. This development model also conveys ancillary benefits to the broader community, the economy, the environment and the transportation system.
Promoting Opportunity through Equitable TOD: An Overview was submitted for the 23rd Annual Congress for New Urbanism Conference and discusses the importance of eTOD to families, communities, the economy and the environment, as well as barriers to and best practices for achieving eTOD.