Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is an urban development strategy that is based on developing urban areas that are close to mass transit facilities. TOD usually occurs in relatively high-density, mixed commercial and residential neighborhoods with rail or bus stations located conveniently nearby. The concept has been embraced as an aspect of regional urban planning that has the potential to revitalize urban areas by making them more walkable and livable. New Urbanists, Smart Growth proponents, and many other urbanists have adopted the idea and see the development of “new transit towns” as a powerful form of urban development. Those scholars are also conscious that it is an evolving approach with many problems. The possibility of gentrification is perhaps the most serious of those problems.

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