Planning for transit oriented development in Australian cities

Transit oriented development is a way of redeveloping a city to reduce car dependence.  This paper outlines its basic tenets by examining four strategic policy questions: why we need centres throughout the city and of what kind of density and mix; why we need a rapid transit base (usually electric rail) to link these centres; why we need a statutory planning process requiring TODs and how governments can facilitate them; and why public-private partnerships can make them work better. It illustrates these four strategy areas by examining how they are being applied in Australian cities.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Four strategic planning tools
  3. Applying the four principles to Australian cities
  4. Conclusion