Sustainable and Affordable Housing Near Rail Transit: Refining and Expanding a Scenario Planning Toll

Affordable housing and climate change have become urgent issues in cities across the United States. Evidence from previous research in Los Angeles showed that promoting transit-oriented development (TOD) to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction could be at odds with providing access to affordable housing near transit, because higher income households tend to reduce driving the most when living near transit. Results from that study show how both goals can be met through development that favors density over inclusionary zoning. These results, however, had limited implications due to three factors: household vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was a proxy for GHG emissions, the results cannot be generalized beyond Los Angeles, and residential self-selection could hamper the projects estimates of household VMT. This research project will address all three of these limitations through improvements to the projects existing model.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100,000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Brinkerhoff, Cort

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research

    University of Southern California
    650 Childs Way, RGL 107
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bostic, Raphael

  • Start Date: 20170101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618766
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0533
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2016 11:04AM