Making Transit-Oriented Development a Reality

APA Rhode Island Chapter


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI, United States

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The national housing market has put a premium on walkable urban neighborhoods, nearly always anchored by transit. With its statewide bus system and extensive rail corridor, Rhode Island communities can take advantage of this trend. This workshop will explore the potential for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in communities across Rhode Island, as well as current projects fitting this description and efforts coordinated by the State to encourage and support various types of TOD projects. Importantly, this workshop will attempt to demystify TOD, deliver tools to make its implementation easier on municipalities, and highlight the social and environmental issues TOD addresses.

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Ginette Wessel

Confirmed Speaker

Ginette Wessel joined the SAAHP at Roger Williams University in 2016 where she teaches architecture and urban planning courses. Her primary research interests include contemporary issues of urban development with an emphasis on sustainability, social equity, and communication technology. Her recent work combines ethnographic fieldwork and spatial data analysis to ... Read More

Greg Nordin

Confirmed Speaker

Greg Nordin is the Interim Director of Planning at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. Greg has been with RIPTA since 2011 and has primarily focused on capital programs in that time. Currently, Greg oversees several projects, including RIPTA’s farebox upgrade, development of a multimodal transportation center in Pawtucket ... Read More

Drew Pflaumer

Confirmed Speaker

Drew is a transportation planner for the Division of Statewide Planning. He specializes in active transportation and transit. Prior to joining Statewide Planning he worked for RIPTA and as a municipal planner. Read More

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