This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Transit oriented development, Transportation -- Planning -- Utah -- Salt Lake City, Transportation -- Planning -- Colorado -- Denver, City planning, Regional planning
In this study, a multidisciplinary team from the University of Oregon and the University of Utah examined regional metropolitan center programs and policies in the Salt Lake City and Denver regions. The goal of the study was to examine this topic on two levels. First, to learn how and why local governments have adopted the concepts of metropolitan centers over time and the related supporting and constraining factors. Second, to understand how demographics, land use, and transportation choices have changed over time in the designated centers.
Richard Margerum, Rebecca Lewis and Keith Bartholomew. Metropolitan Centers Mean Smart Growth. NITC Project Brief, Project Number 2016-761. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2017.