Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Forgot to mention the Network Rail report on transit stations

Related to discussion about expanding Metrorail in the metropolitan area, but in DC specifically (as well as to the plans to expand Union Station in DC), what's happening in Greater London ("New places to invest in London: transport hubs on the up," Telegraph), with the London Overground--managing the railroad network serving London as a kind of frequent transit network comparable to the London Underground--adding value to proximity to transit stations ("The London Overground: a fast track to property profit," Telegraph), with London Crossrail ("House prices near Crossrail 'to rise by 40%'," Telegraph; Crossrail Property Impact Study, 2012, presentation), a report made to Network Rail (the owner of railroad infrastructure in Great Britain) about the value of investment in rail stations as an element of revitalization and economic development is worth reading as well, The Value of Station Investment: Research on Regenerative Impacts.

I will get to writing about this in the context of DC by March hopefully.

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