Talking Headways Podcast: Recycling Capital for the Public Good

This week we’re joined by Nancy Andrews, former CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund (Liif). Nancy discusses her work in community development, poverty reduction strategies, breaking down institutional silos, and how the Bay Area Transit Oriented Housing fund works.

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Livability and the GOP: A Conversation With HUD’s Mariia Zimmerman

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Perhaps the Obama administration’s greatest contribution to building more livable, less traffic-choked communities has been the new partnership between three agencies — DOT, EPA, and HUD — which are helping towns and cities grow more sustainably, using strategies from brownfield redevelopment to the provision of affordable housing along transit corridors. The agencies have collaborated to […]
The Garnett MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, surrounded by parking

A Fixation on Parking Threatens Transit Progress in Atlanta

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Darin Givens is frustrated with how Atlanta is planning for the future. “We don’t feel like the city is building transit that fits needs, or places that fit transit,” says the founder of local advocacy site Thread ATL. “You see nodes of density nowhere near transit, located nowhere near a MARTA station or a regular MARTA bus. We’re not matching development and transit.”

NGOs Work to Fill Transit-Oriented Development Void

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Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign joined the One Region Funders’ Group* and The Fund for New Jersey in announcing a grant program to foster metro area transit-oriented development. The program intends to encourage transit oriented development, or mixed use development within a fourth to half mile of a train or bus station, by offering financial […]