Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Rail~Volution 2012

by theandystratton

Building Livable Communities with Transit Conference
October 14-17, 2012
Los Angeles, CA

Rail~Volution is a conference of developers, business leaders, planners, local elected officials, transit operators, and government officials, who want to engage in discussion about building livable communities with transit.

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities senior editor Nancy O. Andrews, President and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund, will participate in a plenary panel titled “A Shifting Paradigm: Funding Transit and TOD in a Changing Landscape” on Tuesday, October 16, between 8:00am-9:30am. The panel will explore how funding streams for transit systems are changing to meet the growing demand for livable communities and how those streams can achieve the broadest positive community impact.

For registration and more information, visit the Rail~Volution website.

Read Nancy’s Idea: “Inflection Point: New Vision, New Strategy, New Organization”
Read more about transit-oriented development in “Transit-Oriented Development Is Good Community Development” by John Robert Smith and Allison Brooks.

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