Transit-Oriented Development Study Tour

11.5.12 - 11.9.12

As part of our on-the-ground work in Latin America, CCAP hosted Colombian officials from ministries of environment and transportation from Nov. 5 through 9, in an effort to initiate a knowledge exchange of best practices for sustainable urbanization. Both domestically and internationally, sustainable urban development allows for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions plus economic and mobility benefits.

By touring areas within the Washington, D.C. metro region such as NoMa, the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor and White Flint, CCAP was able to showcase local transit-oriented successes in transportation and real estate development.

Throughout the tour, delegates met with leading planners, developers and policymakers to discuss steering new real estate investment toward pedestrian-accessible transit corridors that not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, but also cut travel costs, bolster the economy and enhance overall quality of life for citizens.