Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Community Investments Vol 22, Issue 2
Weaving Together Vibrant Communities through Transit-Oriented Development

Author(s): Allison Brooks, Reconnecting America

Summer 2010

Community Investments

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is about connecting the fabric of our communities, where various neighborhoods and places are integrated into a vibrant and cohesive region. Implementing equitable TOD involves rethinking the current paradigm, and fostering TOD requires collaboration and coordination among multiple actors. This article defines TOD, introduces the concepts and principles behind the term, and presents strategies for implementing successful TOD initiatives, especially those that benefit LMI individuals and communities.

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