Focusing on Development without Displacement around Transit
Join Community Design Fort Worth for the third in a series of Urban Design Talks.
NEW DATE - Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 5:30-7:00 pm
Pay what you can -- $20 suggested donation
$35 for CEUs (CEU Credit Pending)
About this Talk
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a style of urban planning and development that maximizes residential, business + leisure space, and pedestrian activity within a half-mile walking distance of a public transit stop. This type of development is often marked by large communal squares, mixed-use pedestrian-oriented development, and hubs where people congregate rather than simply 'pass through,' such as farmers markets, small parks, and lively streets.
TOD is considered to be a sustainable, smart-growth practice because it both tackles the issue of where growth should occur and coordinates land use and transportation so that both are used efficiently.
TODs also have the ability to be a great economic engine. However, as with any development, there are potential downsides, such as transit-induced gentrification and displacement.
As Trinity Metro works to expand TEXRail and the City of Fort Worth looks to corridors like Lancaster for high capacity transit, our city has an opportunity to improve access, economic opportunities and create a sense of community while protecting the current people who live, work, and play there.
Please join us for this great discussion on Equitable Transit-Oriented Development!
Amanda Rhein is a seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience facilitating public private partnerships and community development. She most recently served as the Senior Director of TOD and Real Estate with MARTA where she worked to create transit-oriented communities that connect people to opportunities, drive sustainable community development and promote regional prosperity. Previously she spent ten years at Invest Atlanta attracting investment to Atlanta’s most underserved communities.
About Urban Design Talks
CDFW Urban Design Talks are monthly chats for the community to learn, converse and grow in all things urban design. Talks will cover a broad list of topics including tiny homes, water & design, food deserts, the history of housing in Fort Worth, and so much more!
About Community Design Fort Worth
Community Design Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life in Fort Worth communities by:
Serving as a resource for design and planning assistance
Engaging the public in dialogue about key issues and opportunities
Undertaking long-term visioning in anticipation of future challenges