2020 Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Planning and Design Competition – Info. Session
October 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MassINC invites Gateway City planning and development teams to participate in the 2020 Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Planning and Design Competition. The purpose of the competition is to connect Gateway City planning and development teams and community-based organizations with budding urban leaders from our state’s universities and colleges. Click here to see the Call for Proposals document which includes an overview of the competition’s guidelines, requirements, and scoring factors.
This competition pairs each city’s planning and development team(s) with students and community groups to plan and design either a transit-oriented district plan or a tactical project that will connect important places of activity and growth with your high-capacity transit hub. If cities are already paired with a student team, this competition will help bring the project to the attention of state leaders and potential funders.
The proposals can include plans, pilot programs, or pop-up projects for transit-oriented districts around multimodal train stations or transportation hubs, with a priority on improving access to rail and other public transit and non-motorized active transport (e.g., walking, biking, scooter) options. Plans and tactical interventions that can be implemented quickly and at minimal cost—but introduce residents and visitors to alternatives to car travel in transit-oriented districts—will be given priority. Each proposal and resulting project should clearly demonstrate how it will catalyze the virtuous fiscal, environmental, and equitable growth benefits we identify in our 2018 TTOD report.
Interested participants are invited to an information session on October 1, 2019, at 3 PM to match cities with the right team: register here