The Rub about Density: Empowering Local Planning in a Regional Context

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Transit-Oriented Development and Communities of Color: A Field Report

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(This article first appeared in Progressive Planner, the official magazine of the Planner’s Network and is reprinted with the author’s permission. Gen Fujioka is the senior policy advocate with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. This article was written in collaboration with the Urban Communities of Color Caucus which seeks to advance […]

SPUR: Toward a Grand Regional Bargain?

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user Ron Reiring Debates about regional growth tend to revolve around a zero sum game between the transit-rich core and the auto-oriented edges. For decades the core has grown more slowly as anti-growth politics have spread throughout most of the inner Bay Area, while the edge has grown — often without the […]
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VTA Board Chair Teresa O’Neill Talks Planning

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Earlier this week, Streetsblog San Francisco caught up with Teresa O’Neill, a Santa Clara City Councilmember and current Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). VTA is the lead transit agency in Silicon Valley, involved in regional planning for future BART stations, the areas surrounding these stations, and congestion management–not to mention spearheading […]

MTC Smart Parking Workshops

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From MTC: Well-designed access and parking policies are essential strategies for creating vibrant commercial districts, supporting livable neighborhoods, and providing housing and travel choices for your community. MTC is offering technical workshops to assist local jurisdictions in examining key issues in access and parking policies. These workshops build on an ongoing regional initiative to better […]