Examples of potential projects:
- Draft TOD, value capture, and other policies for transit agencies
- Advise local jurisdictions on TOD supportive policy language
- Evaluate existing TOD-related policies, both qualitatively and quantitatively
- Develop public sector investment criteria for allocating transit funds
- Prepare TOD investment guidance for real estate funds
Capitol Hill TOD Funding
Managed collaborative development and communication of federal-level TOD policy options for a TOD financing forum on Capitol Hill involving congressional staff, D.C. think tanks, and the Federal Transit Administration. The work contributed to the expansion of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program. Additionally, Ian drafted the initial policy language for the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning that was included in 2012's Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21).
Mixed-Income TOD Action Guide – A report to the United States Congress
Wrote and designed online resource for local transit agencies, governments, and communities that described context-appropriate policies for promoting mixed-income transit-oriented development. Oversaw communications with Federal Transit Administration and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to produce U.S. DOT's first ever electronic report to U.S. Congress and one of the first collaborative projects under their Joint Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
Land Use Performance Measures
Worked with UC Berkeley's Institute of Urban and Regional Development to assess indicators of TOD potential. The project was sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration to improve grant-making evaluations of proposed transit projects.