SPUR Forum: Moving to Work

From SPUR:

Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
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Image courtesy Flickr user Arilo

Despite indications that job sprawl is waning, many of the region’s jobs are still not directly adjacent to transit. How can we encourage job growth near transit and improve job access via transit, particularly for low- and moderate-income workers?

Abby Thorne-Lyman / Reconnecting America
Elizabeth Wampler / Reconnecting America
Vu-Bang Nguyen / Urban Habitat
Egon Terplan / SPUR

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