TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

I N S T I T U T E

 
CONFERENCE AGENDA PROGRAM

Attend the Transit Oriented Development Conference in the Nation's Capital!

Leading developers, cutting edge designers, planners, elected officials, building users, and investors are coming together to network and share the excitement and best practices of Transit Oriented Development. Get involved in the hottest real estate and community development trend sweeping the nation!

 
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27

 
 
8:30-9:00 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
 
9:00-10:00 am

1. ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: WHY TOD?

-Andy Kunz, Transit Oriented Development Institute
-Dr. Lisa Benton-Short, George Washington University, Department of Geography
-Chris Leinberger
, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, GWU


TOPICS: TOD as the Solution to Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Convergence of Problems and Solutions, Impacts and Benefits of TOD, Accelerating Change Across America

 
 
10:00-10:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
 
10:30-11:30 am

2. MEETING MARKET DEMAND WHILE PROMOTING SMART GROWTH

-Christopher Leinberger, Chair, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, GWU
-Nathan Edwards, Cushman & Wakefield
-Bart Bush, Amtrak Real Estate
-Ralph Bennett, Purple Line NOW


TOPICS: Economic Case for Building TOD, Refocusing Development Patterns, Promoting Smart Growth, Mix of Uses, Re-balancing Uses, Real Estate Trends, High Demand for Housing and Jobs Near Transportation, Undersupply of TOD, Current Market Conditions, Corporate America Embraces TOD

 
 
11:30-1:00 pm

3. PLACEMAKING & DESIGN: GETTING THE DETAILS RIGHT

-Matt Bell, Perkins Eastman
-Monty Hoffman
, PN Hoffman

-Brent Reynolds, NP International
-
Michael Stevens, Capitol Riverfront BID

TOPICS: Creating a Great Public Realm and Spaces, Placemaking Details, Urban Design, Smart Codes, Mixed-Uses, Human Scale Buildings & Places, Design for Walkability, Pedestrian-Only Streets, Getting Parking Right, Design for Successful Retail & Sidewalk Café Districts

 
 
1:00-2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
 
2:00-3:00 pm

SPECIAL WALKING TOUR OF CAPITOL RIVERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD

 
 
3:00-4:30 pm

4. CREATING COMPLETE COMMUNITIES

-Eric Shaw, DC Office of Planning
-Michael Spotts, Enterprise Community Partners
-Jair Lynch, Jair Lynch Real Estate Development Partners

-Angela Fox, Crystal City BID
-Beau Basse, LeBasse Projects


TOPICS: Creating Diverse, Affordable, Mixed-Use Communities, Gentrification & Displacement, Community Engagement, Programming for Vibrant Places, Marketing the TOD Lifestyle, Incorporating Art and Events, Diversity and Local Culture

 
 
4:30-5:30 pm

5. COMPREHENSIVE MOBILITY & MULTI-MODAL STATIONS

-Kristopher Takacs, SOM Architects
-Beverley Swaim-Staley, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
-Andy Clarke
, Toole Design Group
-Paul DeMaio, MetroBike

TOPICS: Mobility for All, Station Site Layout, Station Design and Function, Planning for Bicycles and Walkability, Elevating Non-motorized Transit Modes, Barriers to Walking and Biking, Encouraging Bicycle Culture with City Bikeshare and Protected Bike Lanes, Delivering Convenience and Enjoyment, Lessons from Highly Accessible Cities

 
 
6:30-8:30 pm

EVENING RECEPTION

 
 
 
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28

 
 
8:30-9:00 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
 
9:00-10:30 am

6. REVVING UP RAIL - THE BACKBONE FOR TOD

-Andy Kunz, Transit Oriented Development Institute / USHSR
-Erik Hansen, U.S. Travel Association
-Shyam Kannan, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority
-David Taylor, Taylor | Future Solutions, LLC
-Jeffrey Boothe, Boothe Transit Consulting, LLC


TOPICS: Importance of Rail Transit to TOD, Advocating for Rail, Changing Public Opinion in Favor of Rail, Greater Investment and Expansion, Retrofitting the Suburbs with Rail, Barriers and Red Tape, Integrated Regional Planning

 
 
10:30-11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
 
11:00-12:00 pm

7. INTERNATIONAL TOD

-Felipe Targa, The World Bank
-Robin King, World Resources Institute, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
-
Uwe Brandes, Georgetown University


TOPICS: TOD in an International Context, International Case Studies and Best Practices, Pilot Projects and Models, International TOD Policies and Legislation, Cultural and Political Diversity in TOD

 
 
12:00-1:00 pm

8. RETROFITTING THE SUBURBS

-Brian O'Looney, Torti Gallas & Partners Architects
-Steven Cover
, Arlington County Planning Department
-Tom Fairchild, City Version 3
-Andy Clarke, Toole Design Group

TOPICS: Suburban Case for TOD, Bringing Transportation Options to the Suburbs, Transformation Scenarios, Product Types, How-To and Best Practices for Suburban Retrofitting, Obstacles and Solutions

 
 
1:00-2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
 
2:00-3:00 pm

9. FINANCING TOD

-Dr. John Renne, Florida Atlantic University, Center for Urban and Env. Solutions
-Tom Gallas, Torti Gallas & Partners
-Adam Ducker,
RCLCO
-Jim Ziglar
, Deloitte


TOPICS: Economics of TOD, Sources of TOD Funding and Financing, New Pool of Investment for TOD, Assembling Multiple Financing Sources, Long Term Investments and ROI, Public Private Partnerships

 
 
3:00-4:00 pm

10A. OBSTACLES TO TOD & BRAINSTORMING SOLUTIONS (PART 1)

-Christopher Leinberger, Chair, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, GWU
-Jane Mahaffie, StonebridgeCarras
-Stewart Schwartz, Coalition for Smarter Growth

Interactive Brainstorming Session to Discuss Solutions to Overcoming Obstacles to TOD, Breaking Down Barriers, Advancing a New Vision for America, TOD Certification, and Accelerating Positive Change.

TOPICS: Real and Perceived Obstacles to TOD, Lack of Rail Investment, Lack of Coordination, Automobile Prioritization, NIMBYism, Lack of Design Expertise, Suburban Paradigm Status Quo

 
 
4:00-4:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

 
 
4:30-5:30 pm

10B. OBSTACLES TO TOD & BRAINSTORMING SOLUTIONS (PART 2)

-Margaret Klein Salamon, The Climate Mobilization
-Andy Kunz, Transit Oriented Development Institute

-Adam Ducker
, RCLCO

-Dr. John Renne, Florida Atlantic University, Center for Urban and Env. Solutions

Interactive Brainstorming Session to Discuss Solutions to Overcoming Obstacles to TOD, Breaking Down Barriers, Advancing a New Vision for America, TOD Certification, and Accelerating Positive Change.

TOPICS: Real and Perceived Obstacles to TOD, Climate Change and TOD, Lack of Rail Investment, Re-prioritizing Government Spending, Funding/Financing, Marketing the TOD Lifestyle, Long Infrastructure Approval Processes, Red Tape

 
 
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29

 
 
9:00 am - 3:00

TOD PROJECT TOURS

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