What Atlanta Can Learn From Chicago's Transit-Oriented Development
Transit-oriented design, a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use community concept that slashes auto-dependent lifestyles, is gaining momentum in a continually growing Atlanta.
GlobeSt.com caught up with Jessica Lingertat, a partner in Gould & Ratner's Real Estate Practice, to get an outside perspective on the impetus behind the TOD trend in the first part of a two-part interview.
“In large part, I think transit-oriented development has grown out of a move toward a higher density and more urban nature of development,” Lingertat says. “The current TOD concept is really just a somewhat extreme example of the general historical trend for development to follow along transit lines and expand around transportation hubs.”