AN EVALUATION OF THE MARKET POTENTIAL FOR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT USING VISUAL SIMULATION TECHNIQUES

The main purpose of this research project was to investigate the market potential of transit village concept. Because there are no good U.S. examples of transit villages, the project simulated them using computer-generated images. After creating a number of simulated transit village scenarios, they were presented to the general public as well as a group of the largest Bay Area housing developers. The main objective of this research was to gauge how receptive people were to transit villages that had varying levels of density and amenities, like parks and retail stores. Four scenarios of varying housing densities were created. As densities increased, so did the amount and quality of neighborhood amenities. In this manner, an attempt was made to measure the degree to which people might be willing to trade off higher densities in return for more amenities.

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    Institute of Urban and Regional Development

    University of California, 316 Wurster Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Cervero, R
    • Bosselmann, P
  • Publication Date: 1994-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00711316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2004 12:00AM