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The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks to improve living conditions for millions of urban residents worldwide. Using a combination of research and on-the-ground experience, our global network helps cities implement sustainable urban initiatives.

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Explore curated resources to discover how TOD can help cities achieve sustainable growth. With our expert research, learn how TOD can be planned, designed, financed, and implemented for local contexts.

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Design connects people to their built environment. Designing vibrant, well-connected places that are people-oriented is integral to successful TOD, and can carry with it a range of social and economic benefits for community residents.

The complex process of TOD planning and implementation requires good governance practices.

TODs are complex inter-sectoral projects that require innovate financing and funding sources to be successful.

During the planning and implementation stages, the success of a TOD project can often hinge on the process by which plots of land for development are acquired and managed.

TOD has numerous benefits, and can positively impact the social, economic, and environmental conditions of a community.

Due to the complexity of and the timeframe associated with TOD development, projects are often delayed or permanently abandoned.

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Make TOD A Reality

TOD planning and implementation are complex, lengthy processes that require cross-sectoral stakeholder collaboration. In countries that lack existing facilitating structures, TOD implementation can seem a difficult task. Our expert resources and research, however, can help guide decision makers in capacity building efforts, creating the necessary framework required  to make TOD a reality in cities throughout the world.

Financing Large Cities and Metropolitan Areas
Enid Slack
Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto
2011
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NoMa: The Neighborhood That Transit Built
Rachel MacCleery and Jonathan Tar
Urban Land
2012
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Private Investment in Public Transport: Success Stories from Brazilian Cities
David Leipziger and Benoit Lefevre
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
2015
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