EQUITY & TRANSIT-
ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
LINES, SITES & SYSTEMS

Catherine Lowe ■ PhD Candidate
City & Regional Planning, Co...
CONTEXT
   Ongoing research on fast growth regions’ preparation for
    future.

   Regions
     Denver, Houston, Charl...
LINES: EQUITABLE RAIL ROUTING
CHALLENGES

   Today’s projects from yesterday’s planning

   Building support for rail in...
SITES: TOD LAND ASSEMBLY CHALLENGE
                            Talbot Station,
                     Fairmount Line, Boston
SITES:
TOD & INDUSTRIAL LAND, HIGHWAYS
                 Belleview Station, Southeast
                            Corridor,...
SITES: LIMITS TO AFFORDABLE TOD
THROUGH VALUE CAPTURE

 Assumption: Transit raises land value that can
  be recaptured to...
SYSTEMS:
SMART GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
 Civil rights and
  environmental
  justice goals
 “Smart growth”
  goal...
SYSTEMS: SUPPORT FOR MIXED INCOME
    TOD PART OF METRO SUPPORT FOR
     Public sector commitment
     Experienced affor...
LESSONS: SITES, LINES & SYSTEMS,
   Lines
     Ensure transit serves low/moderate income
      communities
     Coaliti...
EQUITY & TRANSIT-
ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
LINES, SITES & SYSTEMS
  Rolf Pendall, The Urban Institute
  rpendall@urban.org

  ...
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  1. 1. EQUITY & TRANSIT- ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT LINES, SITES & SYSTEMS Catherine Lowe ■ PhD Candidate City & Regional Planning, Cornell University Presentation at Partners in Innovation: Including Affordable and Workforce Housing within TOD. September 27, 2010 ■ Denver, CO Research team: Rolf Pendall, Juliet Gainsborough, Mai Nguyen & Catherine Lowe. Support from the Support from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
  2. 2. CONTEXT  Ongoing research on fast growth regions’ preparation for future.  Regions  Denver, Houston, Charlotte=major system expansions  Miami=proposed expansion and TOD  Boston corridor=CBO & CDCs secure investment Opportunities and challenges  Lines: Rail investment  Sites: TOD challenges  Systems: Ensuring resources & system equity Importance and potential for advocates and housing community involvement in each
  3. 3. LINES: EQUITABLE RAIL ROUTING CHALLENGES  Today’s projects from yesterday’s planning  Building support for rail investment areas require compromises in complex metros  Happy accidents?
  4. 4. SITES: TOD LAND ASSEMBLY CHALLENGE Talbot Station, Fairmount Line, Boston
  5. 5. SITES: TOD & INDUSTRIAL LAND, HIGHWAYS Belleview Station, Southeast Corridor, Denver
  6. 6. SITES: LIMITS TO AFFORDABLE TOD THROUGH VALUE CAPTURE  Assumption: Transit raises land value that can be recaptured to subsidize housing  Reality: Not that simple  Therefore: Affordability will require more and redirected subsidies
  7. 7. SYSTEMS: SMART GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE  Civil rights and environmental justice goals  “Smart growth” goals driving “equitable TOD”  Reconciliation: Plan systems, not just stations
  8. 8. SYSTEMS: SUPPORT FOR MIXED INCOME TOD PART OF METRO SUPPORT FOR  Public sector commitment  Experienced affordable housing builders Ismael Guerrero, Denver Housing Authority http://politics.mync.com/wp- content/uploads/2008/11/080515_pat_mccrory.jpg Denver Housing http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/images/NR Authority’s Curtis Park development, a downtown transit-accessible _Norwell_5-10-05_dig.jpg HOPE VI project Boston Mayor Tom http://www.denverhousing.org/development/curtispark/Publ Menino at ground- ishingImages/CurtisParkandBean506054.jpg Pat McCrory, breaking for Norwell Charlotte Homes, a project of http://www.inside-lane.com/wp- Mayor, Dorchester Bay EDC’s Dudley Village, with 50 content/uploads/2010/02/DSCN3772.JPG Codman Square NDC on 1995-2009 affordable units and ground floor retail (Boston). the Fairmount Corridor
  9. 9. LESSONS: SITES, LINES & SYSTEMS,  Lines  Ensure transit serves low/moderate income communities  Coalition opportunities  Sites  Challenges of land assembly and supporting amenities  Value capture can’t support all workforce/low-income housing needs  Systems  EJ & smart growth in metro housing & transport system  Support & resources for workforce/low-income housing generally
  10. 10. EQUITY & TRANSIT- ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT LINES, SITES & SYSTEMS Rolf Pendall, The Urban Institute rpendall@urban.org Juliet Gainsborough, Bentley University jgainsborough@bentley.edu Mai Nguyen, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill mai@unc.edu Catherine Lowe, Cornell University CRL64@cornell.edu Support from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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