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Local Reps and TOD Specialists from Around the Country Gather to Discuss How Transit Shapes Triangle Future


How have different transportation modes shaped city development? What other factors affect the walkability, connectedness and vibrancy of cities? The impact of the automobile and freeways on city sprawl has been well-documented, but do frequent bus and bus-rapid transit have their own effects on growth patterns? Join ULI Triangle to hear how other communities have approached transit alternatives and land use decisions.

Raleigh, NC, May 31, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Triangle District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) is hosting a spring transit forum on June 3, 2015, at the Raleigh Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ULI members and nonmembers are encouraged to attend and learn how different modes of transportation shape city development, and the major factors that affect the walkability, connectedness and vibrancy of cities.

Attendees will get a quick overview of the four alternative Wake County transit plans, and members of Wake County’s Transit Advisory Committee will share their experiences wrestling with ridership and coverage tradeoffs, along with budgetary constraints, as they helped shape the plans.

Transit-oriented development (TOD) experts from Boston, Charlotte, Berkeley, Washington State and Maryland will offer insight on how their communities have approached transit alternatives and land use decisions. They will tell of their experience developing TOD along transit modes including light-rail transit (LRT), bus-rapid transit (BRT), commuter rail, and high-frequency bus service, and reflect on the types of development patterns that might result from Wake County plans.

The keynote speaker for the program is Dena Belzer, founder and president of Strategic Economics. Belzer has more than 30 years of experience working on urban and regional economic issues and is one of the founders of the Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD), an endeavor known for its high quality research and technical assistance building the case for TOD and TOD implementation.

For more information on the program and registration details, please view the event website: http://triangle.uli.org/event/shape-serve-transit-government-policies-impacts-land-use/. Online registration closes June 1.

ULI Triangle serves eastern half North Carolina, including the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. The District Council hosts educational programs throughout the year, focusing on North Carolina as well as national issues and trends in the use of land and its relationship to community development. ULI Triangle has around 500 members in the region. For more information, please visit: triangle.uli.org.

About ULI:
Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the Institute now has more than 35,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise as well as public service. For more information, please visit www.uli.org.

The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
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ULI Triangle
Charlotte Pallace
410 926 4843
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http://triangle.uli.org/

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