Challenges of making efficient use of existing infrastructure: Developers and transit oriented development

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Title Challenges of making efficient use of existing infrastructure: Developers and transit oriented development
Author Coiacetto, Eddo John
Book Title Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development: Technologies, Applications and Management
Editor Tan Yigitcanlar
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher IGI Global
Abstract In market-based economies, one of the significant challenges and aims of planning is coordinating the provision of infrastructure with development. A specific case of this involves making more efficient use of existing infrastructure by encouraging more intense, higher density, mixed-use development around transit nodes. Focusing on the development industry, the key proponents of development in market-based economies, this chapter discusses some aspects of the challenges for planners and urban policy makers in facilitating Transit Oriented Developments in market-based economies, referring from time-to-time to the urban area of Greater Brisbane, Australia to provide a concrete example to help illustrate some of the problems. The implementation of TODs may be considerably slower than what their advocates may desire for several reasons. Developers operate in specific development submarkets or groups thereof for which they devise strategies to operate and compete within. These strategies may also make it difficult and unattractive to switch to or enter other markets. TODs present some special risks to developers due to their mixed-use character and their locational aspects. As a result, the range of firms with the capacity for, or interest in, undertaking TOD is likely to be small.
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Chapter Number 14
Page from 201
Page to 212
ISBN 9781615207756
Date Accessioned 2010-11-17
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Land Use and Environmental Planning
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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