Evaluating transit-oriented development using a sustainability framework: lessons from Perth's network city

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 article 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.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42p
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting compendium of papers DVD, January 13-17, 2008, Washington, DC

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01385020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:29PM