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

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.

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.

Transport options rovide the structure and irculatory ystems for cities, with TOD growing around it linking people inclusive economic growth and improved quality of life. 

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

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Implement

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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.

Curitiba, the Cradle of Bus Rapid Transit
Luis Antonio Lindau, Dario Hidalgo, and Daniela Facchini
Built Environment
2010
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Energy 2030: Financing a Greener Future- Financing Green Energy in a Low Fossil Fuel Price World and Managing Stranded Asset Risk
Citi GPS
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Explaining Green Bonds
Climate Bonds Initiative
2014
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