Achieving Transit-Oriented Jobs-Housing Balance at the System Level

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 3:00pm

About the Event

This presentation will summarize the results of a series of conversations with Twin Cities developers and business executives on the issues of housing development and job creation near transit stations.

Attendees will learn about research findings related to demand for transit-accessible locations along with significant obstacles to actually selecting them. These obstacles include automobile-centric development regulations, the lack of zoning allowing TODs to be built by right, and a need for employers to continue meeting current employees' automotive access needs while preparing for future employees' transit access demands. Policy recommendations will also be shared.

Presented in conjunction with a joint meeting of the Transportation and the Economy Council and the Transportation Planning and the Environment Council.


Yingling Fan is an assistant professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research interests include health and social impacts of urban land use, growth management, and transit improvement. Fan's recent research has examined employment accessibility and social mobility, regional economic competitiveness, transit development, and access to green space and opportunities for healthy physical activity.