UPCOMING EVENTS

April 27, 2020: TTOD Planning & Design Competition Award Ceremony

Grand Hall, Massachusetts Statehouse, Beacon Hill, Boston

Want to see what our Gateway Cities are doing to plan for Transformative TOD? Join us on April 27 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Statehouse’s Grand Hall for a look at what’s happening and for the announcement of our 2020 Planning & Design Competition winner. The event will feature keynote speaker Karen Kelleher of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), followed by a presentation from each of the project teams, the presentation of the award.

This competition connects student teams with Gateway City planning/development teams and community-based organizations/civic groups to create an innovative plan or project that will connect important places of activity and growth with high-capacity transit hubs. Each proposal can be a visionary plan, pilot program, or tactical project in transit-oriented districts (the half-mile areas around train stations or multimodal hubs).

Registration will be opening soon. For more information, contact the competition team at ttod at massinc.org.

 

Save the Dates! TTOD Regional Forums

MassINC’s Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forums bring together civic, community, and political leaders from throughout the region to learn, discuss, and strategize ways to advance Gateway Cities as regional hubs for investment, development, and growth.

The forums build on the themes outlined in MassINC’s 2018 report, The Promise and Potential of Transformative Transit-Oriented Development in Gateway Cities, promoting compact, dense, walkable development around rail stations as well as more frequent, reliable, bidirectional rail service.

For 2020, the events build on the 2019 forums by discussing how equity can advance TTOD through land use, transportation, and economic development. MassINC and the event’s co-sponsors welcome your attendance and support of this civic engagement and learning experience.

Save the following days and times to participate in the forum discussion, tour, and networking opportunity in your region:

  • April 14 in Springfield: Western Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum at Valley Venture Mentors, 8:30 AM to noon
  • May 6 in Salem: North Shore TTOD Regional Forum at the Salem Five Community Room, 8:30 AM to noon
  • May 20 in Worcester: Central Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum at Union Station, 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • June 10 in Brockton: Southern Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum at the Brockton Public Library and Enso Gallery, 8:30 AM to noon
  • June 24 in Haverhill: Merrimack Valley TTOD Regional Forum at the Granite Street Garage, 8:30 AM to noon

Registration for each forum will be opening soon. For more information, contact us at ttod at massinc.org.

Past Event Recaps

Recapping the Seventh Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Summit & Awards

Catalyzing Transformative Transit-Oriented Development

The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Summit & Awards—held each year between the November elections and the Thanksgiving holiday—has become a tradition for those who believe wholeheartedly in the power of our small to midsize regional cities. On November 20th, we returned to the DCU Center in Worcester for the seventh annual event. Our morning summit

MassINC’s Series of Regional TTOD Forums Arrives in Lynn

Event Recap

Together with a variety of partners, MassINC hosted the North Shore Transformative Transit-Oriented Development Forum on Wednesday, June 19th. The event drew dozens of citizens and leaders interested in exploring the linkages between transit and development in the region.  Our day began with a walking tour of the area surrounding Lynn’s commuter rail station.

Northern Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum

Event Recap

On Thursday, May 30th, the Northern Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum brought people from across the Commonwealth to the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub. Participants in the morning’s activities dug into how Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill are transforming their cities and surrounding communities using transit-oriented development. Speakers and panelists discussed proposed and active rail

Central Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum

Event Recap

On Tuesday, May 21st, the Fitchburg Art Museum hosted the Central Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum. Along with event partners, the MassINC Gateway Cities Innovation Institute explored how Fitchburg, Leominster, Worcester, and other cities are using transit-oriented development to transform communities in Central Massachusetts. The panelists and presenters shared insights about proposed rail

Southern Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum

Event Recap

Last week, MassINC kicked off ourTransformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum Series at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford. The event was co-sponsored by the City of New Bedford, the SouthCoast Development Partnership, and the New Bedford Economic Development Council. The Southern Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum allowed for community leaders and the civically-engaged to gather

State House Forum on Stimulating Transformative Investment in Gateway Cities

Event Recap

On February 27, MassINC hosted “Stimulating Transformative Development in Gateway Cities,” a State House forum co-sponsored by LOCUS of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA). The event examined state and federal tools that can work in combination to foster transit-oriented development (TOD) in our Gateway Cities, particularly highlighting the importance of HDIP, Opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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