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This webinar has six elements: Introducing themes related to how transit should affect the location of jobs and people, and how real estate should respond; Creating a research typology of different landscapes served by transit that is also useful in transit planning; Analyzing how transit stations influence shifts in the regional share of jobs, people and housing; Investigating how transit station proximity influences mode choice and household transportation budgets; Estimating the effect of transit station proximity on real estate rents by type of transit system and type of real estate, and the extent to which outcomes are consistent with theory; and Identifying opportunities for transit station planning to unlock the potential to leverage economic benefits of transit to advance social well-being.


Arthur C. Nelson, University of Arizona Arthur C. Nelson is Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development at the University of Arizona. He is also Presidential Professor Emeritus of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. He has also served as full professor of planning at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, as well as adjunct professor of law at Georgia State. During 2000-2001, Dr. Nelson an expert consultant on smart growth for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. His major teaching and research areas include metropolitan development policy and patterns, smart growth, public facility planning and finance, real estate development, metropolitan governance, and urban infill and redevelopment methods. Dr. Nelson has been PI/Co-PI on more than $50 million on grants and contracts. He has written more than 20 and 300 other works, and has received numerous national and international awards.

Kristina Currans, University of Arizona Kristina Currans, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Arizona. She studies the intersection between transportation and land use development. Although trained as a civil engineer, Dr. Currans' work bridges the transportation planning and engineering disciplines. Her current research and teaching emphasizes the rethinking and redeveloping new data and methods for applications in practice to help communities plan for the places they want. Recent and on-going research includes: (1) Operationalizing the link between off-site parking supply and vehicle demand impacts for practice; (2) Shared electric scooter programs and how they can be integrated into traveler's behavior choices; (3) How the availability of transportation infrastructure impacts transportation choices (e.g., drive, walk, bike); and (4) The impact of transit investment on real estate values across multiple regions and transit systems.

Robert Hibberd, University of Arizona Robert Hibberd is a doctoral student in Geography and Development at the University of Arizona whose minor field is planning. His education includes Smart Growth, real estate finance and policy, and planning policy. He has considerable educational and professional experience in spatial database development and analysis, spatial analysis and modeling, and cartography, including 5 years professional experience in the field of GIS, and 4 years teaching related courses at UA. Hibberd has been a research assistant on three NITC grants, is co-author of more than a dozen reports and refereed papers, and has been recognized as an outstanding NITC doctoral student.


Urban transportation policy -- United States, Urban transportation -- Planning, Automobile ownership -- Economic aspects -- United States


Transportation | Urban Studies

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Webinar: Transit Impacts on Jobs, People and Real Estate