How Transit-Oriented Development Can Promote Equitable, Healthy Communities

By
Shadi O. Tehrani, Shuling J. Wu, and Jennifer D. Roberts

Read the full article from Housing Matters, here.

Where people live can significantly affect their health, well-being, and upward mobility. Cities have invested in transit-oriented development (TOD) to spur growth, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote healthy communities. Although the goal of TOD is often neighborhood revitalization and renewal, these strategies can inadvertently result in increasing rents and house values, residential or cultural displacement, and the widening of disparities in neighborhood resources, such as parks, as well as health outcomes, including obesity, among low-income communities and communities of color.

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