SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2005
8:30 AM-10:00 AM WORKSHOPS
It Takes Two to Tango
Hear some firsthand examples of how comprehensive, effective public involvement programs have made a difference.
Moderator: Alice Rogan, Community Relations Manager, OCTA, Orange, California
Mike Turner, Manager of Systems Planning, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Howard Steere, Public Involvement Manager, Valley Metro Rail, Phoenix, Arizona
Stephanie Vance, Program Manager, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
View Turner PDF (26 pages, 1.0mb)
View Steere PDF (65 pages, 1.9mb)
View Vance PDF (15 pages, 0.2mb)
Planning Transit for TOD?
The market for TOD products has been established, with more and more developers understanding that TOD can and does outperform many traditional real estate products. But does that mean that TOD projects will be an automatic success? Learn how to calculate whether your TOD is going to be a success, using a set of clear objectives and follow-through analysis.
Moderator: Paul Marx, Senior Economist, US DOT, FTA Office of Policy Development, Washington, DC
Laura Harmon, Economic Development Program Manager, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Planning Commission, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jan Wells, Assistant Research Professor, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Susan Herre, AIA, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
View Harmon PDF (30 pages, 1.6mb)
View Wells PDF (18 pages, 2.8mb)
View Herre PDF (74 pages, 6.4mb)
Colorado's FasTraks Story: Connecting TOD to Community
This panel will feature a discussion of how policymakers, developers and community leaders can connect TOD to the communities they serve.
Moderator: Katherine Perez, Executive Director, Transportation and Land Use Collaborative of Southern California, Azusa, California
Bill Sirois, TOD Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, Colorado
Rosemary Rodriguez, Council President, Denver City Council, Denver, Colorado
Micki Kaplan, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Boulder, Colorado
View FasTraks PDF (16 pages, 1.2mb)
Improving the Model Community: New Concepts for Columbia
How do you improve on the three-decade old model for urban planning to make it more livable? Columbia, Maryland, is perhaps the best-known new town in the United States. Master planned by legendary developer Jim Rouse, it became an icon for the new town planning movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Largely auto-oriented, Columbia Town Center has never functioned as a real downtown. Now, a new master developer has developed a plan and is seeking development approval to create a walkable downtown. This session will review lessons from walkability audits that guided the redesign and will present the plan for the new downtown.
Moderator: Susan Hartnett, Capital Project Manager, City of Portland, Oregon
Reid Ewing, Associate and Research Professor, The National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
View Ewing PDF (161 pages, 10mb)
TOD and Work: It's a Real Connection
Workshop participants will learn about some in-depth strategies for forging stronger links between transit-oriented development and employment centers. This panel will include the results of a Transit Cooperative Research Project study on why people choose to live in a TOD, providing valuable insight into housing preferences and work and travel behavior.
Moderator: Mary Leary, Adjunct Professor, Department of Public & International Affairs, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Robert Hodder, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Steve Raney, Transportation Consultant, Cities 21, Palo Alto, California
Karla Karash, Vice President, TranSystems Corporation, Medford, Massachusetts
View Hodder PDF (47 pages, 0.9mb)
View Raney PDF (17 pages, 0.3mb)
View Karash PDF (33 pages, 0.4mb)
Parking for TOD
This session addresses how communities can comfortably reduce parking but still create vibrant neighborhoods and business districts.
Moderator: Zoyd Luce, Boardmember, District 5, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Kristian Kofoed, Senior Land Use Planner, City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Seattle, Washington
Terry Bellamy, Bureau Chief — Transportation, Engineering and Operations, Arlington County, Virginia
Adam Millard-Ball, Principal Associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, San Francisco, California
View Luce PDF (23 pages, 0.4mb)
View Kofoed PDF (18 pages, 0.8mb)
View Bellamy PDF (14 pages, 0.4mb)
View Millard-Ball PDF (37 pages, 1.2mb)
Transportation Funding and Land-Use Control
Find out what transportation funding agencies are doing to successfully tie transportation investments to land-use controls.
Moderator: Ellen Smith, Planning Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Gerry Tully, Executive Vice President, Proterra Companies, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah
James Corless, Senior Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, California
Diane Stark, Senior Transportation Planner, Alameda Congestion Management Agency, Oakland, California
View Tully PDF (26 pages, 0.2mb)
View Corless PDF (36 pages, 1.3mb)
10:30 AM-12:00 PM WORKSHOPS
Just the Facts: Understanding the Real Benefits of TOD
Get in-depth information about how communities reap a wide range of benefits from TOD, as well as how those benefits can be evaluated and quantified.
Moderator: Hanan Kivett, AIA, Vice President and Principal, Transportation Facilities Planning, DMJM+Harris Planning, Fairfax, Virginia
Barbara Brown, Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan Wells, Assistant Research Professor, Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Lisa Nisenson, Project Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
View Brown PDF (22 pages, 0.5mb)
View Wells PDF (19 pages, 0.5mb)
Infill and Revitalization
This workshop addresses the economics of urban mixed-use development and describes the kinds of placemaking and planning issues that shape opportunities for high-density, more complex projects that are now feasible in many urban markets.
Moderator: Kristi DeLaurentiis, South Suburban Coordinator, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago, Illinois
Bob Ruzzo, Deputy Director, MassHousing, Boston, Massachusetts
Randy Jones, President, The Jones Payne Group, Boston Massachusetts
Fran Wagstaff, President, Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, Foster City, California
View Ruzzo PDF (25 pages, 0.4mb)
View Jones PDF (18 pages, 2.1mb)
View Wagstaff PDF (24 pages, 1.0mb)
Tearing Down the Barriers to TOD
This session looks at the state-of-the-practice in tearing down the barriers to TOD and moving forward toward even more progressive development.
Moderator: Julie Hoover, Senior Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, New York
Marc Guichard, Senior Joint Development Specialist, TOD Implementation Program, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Stephen Antupit, Development Program Manager, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle, Washington
Ned Thomas, Planner, City of North Las Vegas, Nevada
View Guichard PDF (24 pages, 1.4mb)
View Antupit PDF (20 pages, 2.7mb)
View Thomas PDF (15 pages, 3.1mb)
Mode: What's the Difference When It Comes to Land Use?
The debate over the pros and cons of each transit technology type rages in communities throughout the country as planners and local elected officials try to make wise and lasting improvements for their communities. This session will examine key investment issues that communities should consider when deciding whether bus rapid transit or light rail is best for them.
Moderator: Jeffrey Boothe, Partner/Chair, Holland and Knight/New Starts Working Group, Washington, DC
Hal Johnson, Transit Planner, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Richard Feder, Director, Transit Planning, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tom Prendergrast, President, PB Transit and Rail Systems, Newark, New Jersey
Maria Rosario, Practice Leader, Sustainable Community Development, PB PlaceMaking, Washington, DC
View Johnson PDF (35 pages, 1.1mb)
View Feder PDF (38 pages, 1.9mb)
View Prendergrast/Rosario PDF (19 pages, 2.0mb)
Weaving Transit Through Mature Neighborhoods
Developing rail facilities in mature neighborhoods is a challenge. Increased density, changing demographics and increased accessibility to these new facilities may be seen as an intrusion to a well-established neighborhood. See how integrating TOD projects into these established communities has been undertaken successfully in Philadelphia and Boston.
Moderator: Miguel Del Valle, Principal, Transportation Management Consultant, Dallas, Texas
Ellen Greenberg, Principal, Freedman Tung & Bottomley, San Francisco, California
Dan Kopple, Managing Partner, DPK&A Architects, LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Diane Georgopulos, Architect, MassHousing, Boston, Massachusetts
Reduced Transit Parking at Rail Stations
Hear what two large transit agencies are doing to reduce parking at transit stations — and listen to a national expert critique their efforts.
Moderator: Ed Thomas, Assistant General Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
Dan Hertz, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
Val Menotti, Deputy Planning Manager — Stations, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson / Nygaard Consulting Associates, San Francisco, California
View Thomas PDF (10 pages, 0.2mb)
View Tumlin PDF (35 pages, 1.2mb)
Carsharing: Another Transit Connection
There is a growing realization, as well as a strong base of evidence, that car sharing works extremely well with transit. Attend this workshop and learn how car sharing has altered travel behavior, how it has connected with public transit and intercity rail, and how to achieve the basics for reaching car sharing success. Our panel presents the results of years of research and practical experience from around the country.
Moderator: Sharon Feigon, CEO, I-GO Program, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Brendan Nee, Transportation Researcher, Institute of Urban & Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley, California
Matthew Malloy, VP Marketing, Zipcar Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Steve Gutmann, Business Development, Flexcar, Portland, Oregon
View Nee PDF (14 pages, 0.2mb)
View Malloy PDF (8 pages, 1.0mb)
View Gutmann PDF (13 pages, 0.4mb)
TOOLBOX: Effective Advocacy Strategies
Advocacy guru Stephanie Vance explains why, contrary to popular opinion, government is not broken. She provides insights into working the system and beating the odds at the local, state and federal level. Come away with an understanding of how to develop a focused and effective message on transportation priorities, how to deliver that message effectively, and how to build long-term relationships with elected officials.
Facilitator: Stephanie Vance, Program Manager, Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
View Vance PDF (21 pages, 0.2mb)
1:45 PM-3:15 PM WORKSHOPS
Land-Use Scenario Planning and Long-Range Transportation Plans: Do They Fit?
Land use-based scenario planning has become nearly commonplace in metropolitan regions around the country during the past decade. Although the process of scenario planning is becoming more typical, implementing the resulting vision remains a significant challenge. This session will use a nationwide study of scenario planning and case studies of two nationally noted scenario planning projects in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City to explore implementation issues.
Moderator: Keith Bartholomew, Professor, University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, Salt Lake City, Utah
John Fregonese, Principal, Fregonese Calthorpe Associates, Portland, Oregon
Chuck Chappell, Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake City, Utah
View Bartholomew PDF (32 pages, 1.2mb)
View Sprawl Dynamics PDF (19 pages, 0.4mb)
View Chappell PDF (36 pages, 2.8mb)
Transit-Oriented Development Design Guidelines — A Roundtable Discussion
Learn how transit systems and communities use TOD guidelines for multiple uses and groups, including developers, community leaders, planners and policymakers.
Moderator: John Muth, Deputy Director-Development, Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, North Carolina
Laura Harmon, Economic Development Program Manager, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, Charlotte, North Carolina
Brian McCarter, Associate Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, Portland, Oregon
Chris Augenstein, Transportation Planning Manager, Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, California
View Harmon PDF (33 pages, 1.0mb)
View McCarter PDF (35 pages, 3.8mb)
View Augenstein PDF (48 pages, 2.1mb)
Making Streets Fit for Cities and Towns
Can the practice of street design be transformed so that major thoroughfares support the best urban character and quality? How can the emerging practice of context sensitive design complement smart growth and New Urbanist principles and techniques?
Moderator: Ellen Greenberg, Principal, Freedman Tung & Bottomley, San Francisco, California
Jim Daisa, Senior Project Manager, Kimley Horn & Associates, San Ramon, California
Norman Garrick, Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, Connecticut
View Greenberg & Garrick PDF (71 pages, 1.8mb)
The demographics and economies of urban neighborhoods have changed dramatically since they were first developed in the early- to mid-20th century. This session will use case studies to explore the role of placemaking and changes in economic, social and transportation issues as related to the revitalization of neighborhoods and large-scale urban redevelopment.
Moderator: Mariia Zimmerman, Vice President for Policy, Reconnecting America, Washington, DC
Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Transportation & Community, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Alan Jones, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London, England
David Dixon, Principal-in-Charge of Planning & Urban Design, Goody, Clancy and Associates, Boston, Massachusetts
View Zimmerman PDF (17 pages, 1.5mb)
View Grimshaw PDF (30 pages, 2.8mb)
View Jones PDF (39 pages, 2.1mb)
View Dixon PDF (35 pages, 3.2mb)
Form Before Function
Hear highlights of how form-based codes can be used for development in transit corridors.
Moderator: Kyle Walton, Communications & Operations Manager, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Washington, DC
Katherine Cornwell, Community Planning and Development Department, City/County of Denver, Colorado
Subrata Basu, Assistant Director for Planning, Miami Dade Planning and Zoning, Miami, Florida
Jason Mumford, Project Manager, DMJM+Harris Planning, Fairfax, Virginia
View Cornwell PDF (30 pages, 2.0mb)
View Basu PDF (31 pages, 2.3mb)
View Mumford PDF (16 pages, 0.9mb)
Partnering with the Community
See examples of how the community can be a partner in shaping transit-oriented development.
Moderator: Jose Martinez, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, California
Ted Nguyen, Public Communications Manager, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, California
Bill Knowles, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Tomika Hughey, Assistant Planning Project Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
View Nguyen PDF (22 pages, 0.7mb)
View Hughey PDF (14 pages, 0.6mb)
TOOLBOX: How to Plan and Design a High-Performance TOD
This session will give you the edge in planning, designing and implementing a high-performance TOD. Case studies of built TODs will give you a chance to probe why some TODs succeed and some do not. Learn about state-of-the-practice of TOD in the United States today.
GB Arrington, Principal Practice Leader, PB PlaceMaking, Portland, Oregon
View Arrington PDF (76 pages, 10.4mb)
3:30 PM-5:00 PM CLOSING PLENARY
Keynote Address by former Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa
Community building means people are working together side-by-side to make great places where they can enjoy their life and their work. It involves tough issues such as transportation, social equity, land use and education. Our very special closing plenary session presents an inspiring story of leadership and accomplishment in community building.
Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
View Peñalosa PDF (215 pages, 15.1mb)