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Mass transit is the anchor: transit-focused urban regeneration across the Pacific Rim

ByPacific Rim Chris Hale

The role of mass transit service and infrastructure in urban regeneration should be widely accepted by now. But certain important aspects of transit-centric development and planning remain somewhat opaque to non-specialists. It is suggested in this chapter that transit service levels, and the design quality of station facilities are two key determinants of the ability to deliver regionally significant regeneration. Greater emphasis should be placed on these facets when urbanists approach new regeneration initiatives. Three summary Pacific Rim case studies are presented here alongside broader discussion of the importance of transit planning, service, infrastructure, property market concepts, and design in urban regeneration.