Delegates at the 2017 Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Researchers were challenged to build a Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Typically these professionals are concerned with transport service and frequency however they are a critical stakeholder if ambitions for more intense land use activity near transit stops are to be realised. This exercise created a cross-disciplinary platform for transport planners to understand the principles and challenges that urban planners face when attempting to integrate density and diversity near transit.
‘Groups composed of participants with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds were passionately engaged for the afternoon designing their own development...a distinctive outcome which could not be achieved by simply reading and sharing ideas about planning.’
Doina Olaru, Associate Professor, Management and Organisations (UWA Business School)