October 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) held its annual conference on October 1, 2010, with the topic of “Recent Practices in Transportation-Oriented Development.” Michael Bohn of Studio One Eleven was one of several invited speakers, which included Art Cueto of Transtech, Michael Dieden of Creative Housing, and Dan Falcon of McCormack Baron Salazar, on benefits and strategies associated with developing around transit.
The event attracted a diverse audience and engaged developers, non-profit organizations, funders, and policy-makers. Many came with limited knowledge on how to leverage these important parcels around transit hubs, often instead looking for simplistic solutions that do not respond to the context. The good news is that public funding sources are increasingly being directed towards TODs, planners are incorporating the idea of developing around transit into their vision, and innovation has spurred many creative approaches to parking that encourage more development in these areas.
You can view Michael’s presentation slides here.
September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
July 27, 2010 § Leave a comment
LONG BEACH (July 27, 2010) – Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) President John Norquist, on a visit to Southern California, spent the afternoon of July 27 touring Long Beach then gathering with Southern California CNU members at Studio One Eleven. The evening was highlighted by an engaging Town Hall-style discussion focusing on urbanism in Long Beach and its affect at the national level. Read more…