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NYU Wagner Rudin Center Presents "Making the Connection: Transit Oriented Development," Nov. 14

November 12, 2008
n-157, 2008-09

On Friday, November 14, 2008, the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management will present a conference on transit-oriented development entitled “Making the Connection: Transit Oriented Development - A Blueprint for Success.”

The conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held at New York University’s Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. The keynote address will be delivered by Douglas Foy, President, Serrafix Corporation, with introductory remarks by Astrid Glynn, Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation.

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is broadly described as higher density, mixed-use development located within walking distance of a transit station. According to Reconnecting America’s Center for Transit-Oriented Development, successful TOD must also include location efficiencies, boost transit ridership, reduce traffic, and provide a mix of housing, shopping and transportation options.

TOD enjoys widespread support among transportation, planning, and development professionals who view it as a way to reduce reliance on automobiles and urban sprawl, improve quality of life, and create and enhance mixed-income neighborhoods. In the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region, TOD takes on particular importance as communities increasingly look to reduce congestion and their carbon footprint. While TOD potentially has much to promise, there are many challenges to its successful imple-mentation. This symposium will explore opportunities, challenges, and policy questions related to TOD. Speakers will provide regional, national, and international examples about what works, and what does not work - and why - w hen trying to implement such projects.

Registration, with a continental breakfast, will begin at 8:30 p.m., welcoming remarks at 9:00 p.m., and the keynote introduction and address will run from 9:20 a.m. to 10:05 p.m.

Media coverage is invited.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337


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