January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Successful Near-Urban Redevelopment Strategies for Improving Environment and Transportation

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Martin Palmer, Washington State Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation; Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy; Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality; Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation; Standing Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration; Standing Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation in Transportation; Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies; Standing Committee on Transportation and Economic Development; Standing Committee on Stormwater; Standing Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development; and Standing Committee on Passenger Intermodal Facilities

Near-urban centers often are the focus of redevelopment efforts—an opportunity for planners to improve natural and human environments, support economic vitality, provide robust transportation options and access, and increase the use of alternative fuels. This workshop offers strategies and exercises to improve participant understanding of transportation access, human health, noise, water and air quality, and storm resiliency amid significant community renewal.

Challenges and Opportunities with Renewal, Transportation, and the Environment in the D.C. Metro Area
Dan Emerine, District Department of Transportation


Intersection of Transportation, Environment, and Urban Renewal in Seattle's South Lake Union Neighborhood
Martin Palmer, Washington State Department of Transportation

As in many areas of Seattle, the South Lake Union Area has undergone enormous changes in a very short time. While this astonishing transformation has brought the opportunity for planners to improve natural and human environments in many ways. However, with opportunity comes challenge. This presentation will explore the intersection of opportunity and challenge as it applies to transportation, people and the natural environment.

Context-Sensitive TOD Projects in the San Diego Region
Charles Stoll, San Diego Association of Governments

The San Diego Association of Governments has recently developed a Transit Oriented Development Strategy that assesses opportunities for developing areas that take advantage of the proximity of existing and planned future transit investments, while addressing potential proximity impacts to the surrounding neighborhoods.