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    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) encourages mixed-use neighborhoods that reduce the need to travel long distances for facilities. Residential areas are mixed with retail, grocery, restaurant and office spaces. High density high rise buildings are placed .4 km, lower density town houses and single family homes are placed .8 km from transit stations. Residential and commercial buildings are placed in separate zoning restrictions are placed within .4 km away from stations (Nahlik & Chester, 2014) . TOD is a planning model that is becoming more predominant in many cities. Despite this, there are few studies done to determine the impact of social equity based on transportation and land use changes. The current predominate perspective on transportation…

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    Introduction Transit oriented development (TOD) is an urban development approach that focus on the effective use of the transit system, that is the public transport system. TOD maximizes the efficiency of the transit systems by developing in high-density, and in a way that integrates different land use into a single location. TOD makes use of high-capacity, highly efficient mass transit systems such as heavy railway, streetcars and buses to achieve an efficient and sustainable urban development.…

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    transportation (convenient, comfortable, fast rail and bus transport) and transit oriented development (walkable, mixed-use communities located around transit stations) tend to affect travel activity in ways that provide large health benefits, including reduced traffic crashes and pollution emissions, increased physical fitness, improved mental health, improved basic access to medical care and healthy food and increased affordability which reduces financial stress to lower-income households.…

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    South Korea is their monumental break throughs in real estate development and technology. Just south of one of the most populated cities in the world, lies a new and upcoming development with the name Songdo International Business District (IBD). Hailed as one of the worlds most futuristic cities, Songdo IBD is located just 40 miles southwest of Seoul, South Korea. The new development is scheduled for completion in 2018 and is being build on 1500 acres of land, “right along the Incheon…

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    all social backgrounds participate in routine activities in micro-spaces throughout the city such as purchasing a cup of coffee or riding the bus to work. These people can be a student going to school or a senior citizen out on a stroll. Even though they may cross paths and share certain spaces on a consistent basis, that does not mean that they live identical lives. Instead, they come to embody the notion of leading increasingly separate yet parallel lives. Furthermore, difference matters in…

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    With the rapid growth of industry & trade in big cities and urban areas as well as with increasing the development of infrastructure projects in railway transportation, hence increasing the need for transportation equipment for people . According to long-term development planning of the Republic of Indonesia, urban railway transportation infrastructure build in many places , some of those projects are, APMS (Automatic People Mover System) project at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, MRT (Mass…

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    Judy Boone gets frustrated and scared really easily. On page 143 when Christopher went outside of the house because he was scared of Mr. Shears. In Christopher’s book he wrote “ And then I heard Mother’s voice and she was shouting, ‘Christopher…? Christopher…’ and she was running down the road, so I came out from between the skip and the Ford Transit van and she ran up to me and said, ‘Jesus Christ,’ and she stood in front of me and pointed her finger in my face and said, ‘ If you ever do that…

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    According to Jonathan, mass transit system did not die a natural death, rather it was a well-planned mission that was executed by General Motors to kill it. General Motors was an auto mobile company that produced and sold auto mobiles. During that time profits were going down and the need for gaining market share on the high number of Americans that depended on transport system arose, but it was at the expense of another transport system, the mass transit of street cars as GM and other oil…

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    1. Public Electric Vehicle Sharing Program (PEVSP) 1.1 Electric Vehicle The second initiative of this scenario is to establish a Public Electric Vehicle Sharing Program (PEVSP). BBRT aims to change San Francisco’s travel pattern from driving to walking, bicycling and transit. However, there are still about 350,000 private vehicles in the city. Even they are not using as usual; they are a huge potential emission source. PEVSP is a way to replace these existing internal combustion vehicles to…

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    Figure 3. Unlinked public transit trips by urbanized area in 2013, National Transit Database. New York’s public transportation system considerably impacts the geography of the City. Due to the people-driven nature of mass transit use, areas with developed transportation systems often facilitate more compact infrastructural projects to conserve and maximize space. Public transportation directly drives this high-density land development, and effectively reduces the distance people need to travel…

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