Rail~Volution: TOD comes to L.A.

Brian Vanneman traveled to Los Angeles to attend Rail~Volution (www.railvolution.org), an annual gathering of professionals in the transportation, planning, and transit-oriented development (TOD) fields. There, he presented on the topic of food retailers as a key element of great transit-oriented communities and hea rd about successful TOD efforts in L.A. and elsewhere. Brian’s presentation highlighted some of Leland Consulting Group’s work for the City of Portland and other cities on the importance of grocery stores and food retailers to great neighborhoods, and tools for attracting and building these stores. Hold on. TOD in L.A.? No, that is not a typo or a contradiction in terms. As conge

Washington REALTORS® EdCon 2012

Chris Zahas delivered the keynote address at the Washington REALTORS® EdCon 2012 conference on October 17, 2012. The presentation highlights major demographic and economic shifts taking place today and how they are affecting the future of urban development and housing. From microhousing, accessory dwelling units, cottage housing, to Village to Village senior services networks, the shape of cities is changing to respond to the needs and preferences of Baby Boomers and Generation Y. Representing over 150 million people in the U.S., these two demographic groups increasingly are choosing to live in urban locations with a strong sense of place, community, and connectedness.

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