Blog Post Melinda Pollack on Jun 11, 2014

From Planning to Implementation: 5 Ways Regions Can Help Create Equitable Commu… 

Five critical policies and practices to help move the equitable Transit-Oriented Development field forward.

Blog Post Sara Draper-Zivetz on Jun 5, 2014

Talk of the Town: Why it Matters that Everyone is Discussing Transit 

There is no better opportunity to harness the momentum towards more equitable planning for a transit infrastructure.

Blog Post Juan Sebastian Arias on May 14, 2014

Beyond the Transit System: Mapping Regions by Access to Jobs and Essential Serv… 

Through our emergent Connect” work, we’re exploring ways to increase the number of low-income people who can affordably access job opportunities and essential services such as childcare or health ser…

Blog Post Tamir Novotny on May 12, 2014

Connecting all City Residents to Economic Opportunity: A Virtual Conversation 

Restoring our cities as engines of economic opportunity for all will require the ingenuity of urban leaders across sectors, disciplines, and points of view.

Blog Post Bill Sadler on Apr 29, 2014

3 Things to Consider When Launching an Equity Atlas: Advice for Regions Lookin… 

Ideally, the Equity Atlas can help evaluate progress toward social equity over time as transit lines open, as development decisions are made, and as policies are passed.

Blog Post Bill Sadler on Apr 29, 2014

Putting Equity on the Map: Measuring Access to Opportunity with an Equity Atlas 

Data and maps can help tell the story of why our communities matter and where we need to prioritize our investments to make sure everyone has access to the people, places and things they need to thri…

Blog Post Arthur Burris & Jessie Feller Hahn on Apr 21, 2014

Connecting City Residents to Economic Opportunities: A Group Blogging Event on … 

We're co-convening a virtual conversation to engage a global audience of corporate, philanthropic, government, and nonprofit citizens in an important discussion regarding the future of cities.

Blog Post Amy Chung on Apr 8, 2014

Bringing the “Development” to Equitable Transit-Oriented Development 

Amy Chung describes how we are working with lenders, nonprofit advocates, metropolitan organizations and many other groups to explore how we can help move equitable transit-oriented development initi…

Blog Post Nadia Owusu on Apr 4, 2014

Celebrating the First Three Years of the Integration Initiative 

In the first 3 years of the Integration Initiative, we gleaned important lessons on realigning institutions across issues, sectors, and disciplines. We also have seen significant evidence pointing to…

Blog Post MarySue Barrett on Oct 31, 2013

Does Chicago have the gumption for gold-standard bus rapid transit? 

Blog Post on Sep 26, 2013

Lessons in Linking Transit-Oriented Development with Workforce and Economic Dev… 

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Jun 5, 2013

Equitable TOD: Lessons from the Field 

Living Cities believes that Equitable TOD strategies need to be intentional about maximizing benefit and minimizing harm to low-income communities.

Blog Post Arthur Burris on Apr 11, 2013

New Public Sector Structures for 21st Century Cities: Can Federal Policies Hel… 

We are pleased to release a strategic assessment of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an example of how governments are enabling fresh approaches to tough problems.

Blog Post Amy Chung on Apr 10, 2013

Critical Factors to Making Equitable TOD a Reality 

We are learning more about what can be done to advance equitable TOD and the capital, policy and implementation challenges.

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Mar 28, 2013

Creating Opportunity in Baltimore 

The Opportunity Collaborative is a partnership in Baltimore that has come together to implement the region’s $3.5 million Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant.

Blog Post Amy Chung on Mar 5, 2013

Living Cities Catalyst Fund closes $3 million loan to the Bay Area Transit Orie… 

The $50 million revolving Bay Area loan fund will provide early-stage financing for housing and mixed-use developments in mixed-income TOD communities.

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Feb 22, 2013

Leveraging Public Sector Contracts for New Manufacturing Jobs 

What would it look like if the billions of dollars spent by our public agencies to provide services were also leveraged to encourage job creation for low-income people?

Blog Post Mariia V. Zimmerman on Jan 17, 2013

Searching for the Silver Lining in Financing Equitable TOD 

Limited public budgets have pushed advocates to call for a deeper understanding of the policy and financing tools necessary to create mixed-income transit-oriented communities.

Blog Post Helen Leung on Nov 16, 2012

Workforce and Transit Oriented Development in the Twin Cities: An Interview wit… 

Living Cities is supporting efforts in the Twin Cities to leverage the creation of new light rail lines as part of a larger transit-oriented development (TOD) strategy in the region to connect people…

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Aug 7, 2012

Equitable TOD: Meeting the Needs of People & Places 

A people-based approach to equitable transit-oriented development is a holistic plan for addressing the needs of its residents, beyond the hard infrastructure.

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Apr 24, 2012

Three Ways to Put Equity into TOD 

Equitable Transit-Oriented Development requires making explicit the various economic aspects of development focused on the build-out of transit, especially the trade-offs to making it more equitable.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 9, 2012

Seeds of Hope in Detroit 

The strength of the collaboration to re-imagine and reinvent Detroit is encouraging.

Blog Post Alison Gold on Jan 9, 2012

Twin Cities: Aligning Government Resources and Strategy to Support Equitable Tr… 

The Corridors of Opportunity initiative’s focus on equitable transit-oriented development has now been incorporated into the strategy of five government funds.