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Transportation Tuesday: Centering the Transit-Dependent – COVID-19’s impact on Transit-Oriented Development
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has proven successful in bringing a mixture of residential, commercial, office, and public uses to transit station areas. The future of TOD, however, is uncertain given sustained ridership declines brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Chicago region, declines were not uniform across all neighborhoods: While many transit stations and lines experienced ridership declines upwards of 70%, stations in primarily Black and Brown neighborhoods experienced declines that were less drastic. The panel—with representatives from Auburn Gresham, Skokie, Harvey, and Highwood—will examine how this new transit paradigm is changing the way we think about TODs and will dive into the importance of continuing to build near transit with an equity lens.

Moderator:
Alex Waltz, Senior Planner, RTA

Panelists:
Carlos Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation
Carrie Haberstich, AICP, Planning Supervisor, Village of Skokie
Molly H. Ekerdt, Vice President, POAH (Preservation of Affordable Housing)
Nicholas Greifer, Director of Economic Development, City of Harvey
Scott Coren, City Manager, Highwood, Illinois

Jun 7, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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