Contributions to Books

Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development Using a Sustainability Framework: Lessons from Perth’s Network City

John L. Renne, University of New Orleans

Abstract

Planners and urban designers across the globe are promoting transit oriented development (TOD) to encourage sustainable precincts around public transport stations. TODs are compact, mixed-use developments that facilitate walking, bicycling, and use of public transport through its urban design. This chapter presents a method to evaluate the sustainability of TODs based on six aspects of outcomes, including 1. Travel Behaviour, 2. The Local Economy, 3. The Natural Environment, 4. The Built Environment, 5. The Social Environment, and 6. The Policy Context. Data were collected in five rail precincts across Perth, Western Australia. The major goal of the study was to determine which indicators were possible to collect and establish baseline data.

Suggested Citation

John L. Renne. "Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development Using a Sustainability Framework: Lessons from Perth’s Network City" Planning Sustainable Communities: Diversity of Approaches and Implementation Challenges. Ed. Sasha Tsenkova. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2009. 115-148.