San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Building the Foundation for Transit-Oriented Development in the Bay Area


New housing near West Oakland BART
Image by Flickr user urbanists

In July, SPUR hosted a conversation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and local developers about the prime opportunities that exist for more successful and equitable transit-oriented development (TOD) throughout the Bay Area — locations that could house thousands of jobs and residents in communities around existing transit. Four months later, the agency has developed new preliminary policy proposals for its updated TOD plan, drawing on rigorous analysis and years of research into best practices. Join us to learn what MTC is proposing, share your questions and concerns and help push the region towards more achievable transit-oriented development.

Co-presented by APA Northern California.

+ Kara Vuicich / Metropolitan Transportation Commission
+ Jonathon Kass / SPUR
+ Geeta Rao / Enterprise Community Partners

This event is generously sponsored by: 

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1 AICP CM available for APA member attendees. 

1 Learning Unit available for AIA member attendees.

AIA Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how MTC’s new TOD policies will affect development around the region.

  2. Grasp the lessons learned from applicable best practice approaches from the Bay Area and beyond.

  3. Learn about the tools and resources that can be used to ensure more equitable TOD development.

  4. Understand the challenges and benefits of designing transit-oriented developments and where opportunities for design professionals lie.


SPUR Digital Discourse
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