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There Goes the Neighbourhood? Or Saving the World? Community Views about Transit Orientated Development

ByJanet Rice

Planners and activists who support transit orientated development (TOD) are ardent proponents because of its social and environmental benefits. Yet changes to people’s hometowns arouse great passions and can face substantial opposition. This chapter outlines the range of views that people have about TOD, from strongly supportive to determinedly against and explores in three cases studies (Figure 13.1), some of the underlying reasons as to why people hold these views. The chapter concludes by proposing some ways forward to build community support for TOD.