PlaceMakers Webinars

Placemaking for Transit-Oriented Developments

Featuring Howard Blackson

$15 > Now available on-demand as a recorded session

This recorded webinar looks at methods in which Transit-Oriented Development can become more than just transit thoroughfares, but also sit-able, linger-able, and hang-out-able places. Importantly, the webinar will analyze how to legally enable plans and design standards to create a distinctive community character that attracts higher ridership, higher building intensities, and successfully leverages transportation infrastructure investment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review requirements for Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs) as well as review requirements for Place/Form-Based Codes (FBCs).
  2. Propose a planning system to create a distinctive community character in TOD areas through FBCs.
  3. Assess case studies of TODs through FBCS that are considered successful, unsuccessful, and unbuilt.
  4. Participants will begin to understand how to structure a TOD master plan and implementation plan to leverage transit infrastructure.

Howard Blackson has extensive experience as both a government and a private-sector planner. He’s worked throughout North America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In his home state of California, in one of the nation’s most complex planning environments, Howard was instrumental in moving form-based codes forward at the General and Specific Plan levels for the City of San Diego. He has led numerous zoning code initiatives, including Ramona California; Post Falls, Idaho; National City, California; Bird Rock, San Diego, California; and University Place, California. He is a Principal of PlaceMakers, and our Director of Planning.