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Transportation Seminar: TOD in 3D: How Transit Oriented is the Portland Region?
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 20, 2011 - 1:00pm

Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies
Spring 2011 Transportation Seminar Series

Speaker:
Christopher Yake, Senior TOD Project Manager, Metro

Topic: TOD in 3D: How Transit Oriented is the Portland Region?

Abstract: If a two-dimensional picture is worth a 1,000 words, how much more can 3D imagery convey? As part of its recently completed Strategic Plan, Metro’s TOD Program in Portland, OR has developed a new GIS-based transit orientation tool to analyze and compare the readiness of its station areas and corridors for higher density mixed-use development.  For the purposes of better capturing a more holistic view of the built environment, this innovative measure expands on the 3 "D's" of density, diversity, and design by adopting the 5 "P's" of people, places, physical form, performance and pedestrian/bicycle connectivity. Given the program’s interest in catalyzing near-term private development, it goes further to incorporate a strong "market strength" component. In addition to describing the tool and its future implementation, the presentation will demonstrate how the TOD Program developed and used two- and three-dimensional maps and graphics to help convey the complex methodology and findings to a broad audience of policy makers and stakeholders.

Chris is a Senior TOD Project Manager with Metro’s TOD Program in Portland, OR. Along with managing public-private development projects near transit, he led the recently completed TOD Strategic Plan and is participating in corridor planning region-wide. Prior to Metro, Chris specialized in TOD in the public and private sectors.

 

When: Friday, May 20, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 


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