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…

  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…

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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