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Lunch + Learn: Equity + Tool Boxes AICP CM 1.5
Sharing massive amounts of information. That's what the Information Station does. The Boston-based Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University created two station area planning tools: a station area typology to characterize the conditions and opportunities for TOD; and a rating system to measure the capacity for equitable TOD within a transit station area. Realizing the value of the demographic, land use, transportation and economic data collected for 300+ rapid transit, commuter rail, ferry and key bus route stations, the two organizations made the underlying data available through a user-friendly web portal funded from a HUD Sustainable Communities grant. Lunch and learn how the data's being put to use.
Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Boston, Massachusetts