This week we’re joined by Nancy Andrews, former CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund (Liif). Nancy discusses her work in community development, poverty reduction strategies, breaking down institutional silos, and how the Bay Area Transit Oriented Housing fund works.
From TransForm: Building Certification for Truly Transit-Oriented, Green Development Link for more information: http://www.lisc.org/content/calendar/detail/19647/ Location: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=1xuz644othk7, Oakland, CA Transportation is increasingly being recognized amongst community development practitioners as a key component of building communities that are socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. Green building certification systems – such as LEED and the Living Building Challenge- are […]
We see it over and over again in our cities. Migration out of central cities hollows out neighborhoods and leaves the people who remain struggling with the consequences of disinvestment. But when development returns to urban areas, the arrival of new residents can impose burdens on people who never left. Often, as amenities come into […]
"Architect David Baker explores how transit-oriented developments serve as a mechanism by which residents are able to make changes to their carbon-reliant lives. Using his firm’s current projects as examples—three high-density, green, mixed-use affordable TOD projects at BART stations in the Bay Area and at a light-rail station in Sacramento—he will outline merits of and […]
From SFBC: How do your transit choices impact your health? Come out and hear about the health benefits of Transit Oriented Development as well as tips for taking advantage of the 325 miles of completed Bay Trail and ideas for car-free Bay Area adventures. Special thanks to Sports Basement for hosting the event and providing refreshments […]
It’s a welcome sign of progress that developers are beginning to shift towards building more walkable, mixed-use projects. Of course, now that more builders recognize the value of transit-oriented development, the term is vulnerable to exploitation. Tools like Walk Score and Abogo can help consumers find walkable places to live with good transit options, but […]