From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development
Transformative Transit-Oriented Development recognizes that equity is the key to transforming cities and towns in Massachusetts, and the country.
In Massachusetts, a decades long economic boom has not always reached Gateway Cities, yielding uneven growth and investment that have deepened inequities across places, races, classes and cultures. The coronavirus pandemic has amplified these disparities.
To address uneven growth, policy leaders turned to transit-oriented development, the practice of developing property near a transit station. But without intentional efforts to improve quality of life or economic opportunity for residents, uneven growth and inequities persist – especially in Gateway Cities.
MassINC is proud to build on our 2018 introduction to Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) with a new report, From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development. With this update, we encourage local leaders, policymakers, and Gateway City residents to address uneven development across the state and to tackle inequity in all its dimensions.