Video/Audio: Advancing Regional Equity  --  2005 Conference Recordings


2:45 to 4:15 pm:

Monday, May 23, 2005
Workshop Series Two
Trends in the Field 

On Track: An Analysis of Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented developments (TODs) are mixed-use developments centered around transit hubs that hold the promise of connecting low-income people to employment opportunities, quality housing, and services. Meaningful participation and leadership by community advocates in TOD projects are needed to prevent such consequences as the displacement of existing low-income residents. Increasingly, a diverse array of community development and advocacy organizations recognize the tangible opportunity that TODs represent. This session explored the role that public policy plays in securing effective TOD and how cooperation between the diverse participants can yield positive and equitable results.



  • Mary Nelson, President, Bethel New Life
  • Michael Sarbanes, Executive Director, Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA)
  • Bruce M. Watts, Senior Director, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)



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