SPUR Lunchtime Forum: TOD and Job Centers

“The Center for Transit Oriented Development recently declared that transit planning should focus primarily on connecting people to regional employment centers. Join us for a briefing on their recent report that has implications for regional and transit planning, and outlines a framework for using transit investments to shape land use decisions. With Dena Belzer and Sujata Srivastava from Strategic Economics and Jeff Wood from Reconnecting America.”

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