About the Webinar In Indonesia, a kampung kota (urban village) is a compact, mixed-use neighborhood within the larger city. These neighborhoods, made up of everyday working people, are often overrun by motorcyclists as a shortcut to reach their destinations, disrupting sidewalks and the local environment. If designed properly, however, motorcyclists’ paths could become the backbone…

Next week at the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Medellin, Colombia, ITDP will release Transit-oriented Development (TOD) scores for 50 urban developments from around the world. The scores will highlight best practices in global TOD. Using the metrics from the TOD Standard, ITDP evaluated development projects on six continents to see how they incorporated the eight principles of high quality…

The 8 Principles for better streets and better cities highlight the key aspects of transport-oriented development that lead to good growth. For more information about these principles and best practices in TOD, see ITDP’s TOD Standard. Download this infographic

  With the release of the TOD Standard 2.0 in November 2013, ITDP updated the guidelines and metrics for best practices in transport oriented development and kicked off the process of applying the new scorecard to urban development. The TOD Standard is an assessment, recognition and policy tool focused on integrating sustainable transport and land…

Increasingly, cities in the US, finding themselves short of funds, are wondering whether BRT, a lower cost mass transit solution initially developed in Latin America and a relatively new form of mass transit in the US, could also be used here to leverage transit-oriented development investments. This report provides an answer. In the wake of…

As part of the growing momentum for Transit Oriented Development in Mexico, yesterday ITDP Mexico premiered a new video, “Mejores Calles, Mejores Ciudades” (Better Streets, Better Cities), advocating for the implementation of TOD strategies throughout the country. Although some cities have made great progress demonstrating the successes of sustainable urban development, many urban centers across…

Last week, academics, city officials, civil society organizations, state officials and international guests packed a standing room only auditorium at the Solar da Imperatriz within Rio’s Tropical Botanical Gardens to discuss how TransBrasil, the last of the four major BRT legacy projects to be built in preparation for the Olympics in 2016, can catalyze new…

Densification, mixed use, and parking are finally on the City of São Paulo policy agenda. São Paulo’s Master Plan, recently proposed by Mayor Fernando Haddad, promotes land development along metro, train and bus corridors, and incorporates many components of transit oriented development. By embracing sustainable, pedestrian-friendly development, the movement is a bold step forward for…

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