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TOD Events

TOD Webinars

Innovative Financing Strategies for Transit-Oriented Development

Metro Transit TOD and Baker Tilly held a panel discussion on transit-oriented development (TOD), financing tools available, and the challenges presented for development of the unique places along the proposed METRO Blue Line Extension. Our panelists presented:

  • Defining TOD and the opportunities it offers
  • The conundrum presented by opportunities versus public and private needs versus available resources
  • Community and developer strategies for financing TOD projects
  • Monitored Q&A opportunity for attendees

The full webinar is available to view here.

TOD forums

TOD and Public Health

Speakers from the public sector, advocacy community, and academia will shared their perspectives on how creating more dense, walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods can impact public health, the importance of centering public health in planning and projects, and why public health should be central to housing and transportation planning conversations.

Forum Recording

Yingling Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (Presentation Slides)

Denise P. Engen, Principal Planning Analyst, Hennepin County Housing and Economic Development (Presentation Slides)

Nissa Tupper, Transportation and Public Health Planning Director, MnDOT (Presentation Slides)

Elissa Schufman, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Move Minnesota

The Impacts of Parking Reform

The Twin Cities region has joined a national trend towards reconsidering parking minimums. In doing so, cities are allowing dense, transit oriented development that in many cases would not have been previously possible. The TOD Office explored these reforms and the market's response in our Spring 2019 forum, The Impacts of Parking Reform in the Twin Cities. Please check videos of both panelist interviews and the full forum, as well as the presentations below.

Panelist interviews

Full forum

Jason Wittenberg - Off-Street Parking Reform in Minneapolis

Jennifer Jordan - Brooklyn Park TOD Zoning

Dean Dovolis - Reduced Parking Supports, Efficient, Sustainable and Affordable Growth

Robb Lubenow - Parking Reform in the Twin Cities

Other Past Forums

ULI Technical Advisory Panel - Development Opportunities

Read the ULI final report

Building 21st Century Suburbs

Reimagining the Winter City

Creating a Parking District – Towerside Innovation District Parking Framework

Rapid Bus and Opportunities for Employers and Employees along the A Line

Equitable TOD – A Midtown Exchange Case Study

Publicly-owned Parcels – Launching a New Regional GIS Database

Establishing and Advancing Regional TOD Priorities 


A presenter discusses a topic in front of a crowd at a TOD forum