Embracing the local in a post-Covid world
The idea focuses on the creation of ‘inclusive, vibrant and healthy neighbourhoods’ that are readily adaptable to the changing needs of residents while keeping to this time limit.
Transit Oriented Developments create vibrant, livable, sustainable communities. Also known as TODs, they create compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centered around transit systems. This makes it possible to plan for denser, more sustainable cities whose population can live a lower-stress life without dependence on the automobile.
For years, we’ve been told to expect a transport revolution: get ready for the driverless car! And yes, there are little signs of it happening – from universities using automated vehicles to ferry guests around on open days to the deployment of driverless transport as a way of circumventing coronavirus restrictions. But aside from feeling twinges of jealousy when watching self-controlled limos speeding characters around on shows like Westworld, we’ve more or less let the whole idea slip from our consciousness.
For today’s developers, urban planners and governments, development around transit areas requires extremely careful planning. Here we explore the key principles that will allow projects to truly serve and support their surrounding communities.