Living a high-quality life in cities is a dream for many people in different parts of the world. Of course, they are not blame since many have to make do with poorly planned urban expansion by governments. Rather than making life simpler, it is only distancing them from jobs, services, and a host of opportunities.
Fortunately, this is something that countries in Asia and around the world can easily elude. You might be wondering how this is even possible in the first place. Well, the secret lies in transit-oriented development. Just in case you may have no idea about what we are talking about, this is a model of urban planning that mostly focuses on dense, compact, mixed-use neighborhoods.
Better it allows for safe public spaces for social interaction. In this article, we will take you through some of the notable principles of transit-oriented development you probably did not know about. Keep reading to find out more.
Car Use Management
It is without a doubt that car use and parking policies have an important role to play when it comes to creating a safe, human-oriented urban environment. For many years now, cars have dominated cities in Asian countries, In fact, more and more countries in Asia support car infrastructure with an adequate amount of investment both from public and private sectors.
Community Participation and Collective Identity
Truth be told, community participation is critical to building a vibrant, inclusive neighborhood that is safe and reliable. One of the easiest ways that countries can create a more equitable harmonious relationship between varying social groups living in the same area is by stimulating community participation.
For them to achieve success, they must respect the unique identity of local communities. This is just what is needed to create a higher share of residents taking part in cultural, civic, and economic activities. It is then that they can create a sense of belonging and ownership of the cities.
The Bottom Line
These are just but sone of the most notable principles of Transit oriented development. Other principles of this model include quality public transit, active transport, mixed-use neighborhoods with efficient buildings to mention a few. No wonder many will agree that transit-oriented development improves the business case for urban transit projects. To achieve this hassle-free, some countries are turning to private capital as the most viable source of funding for their projects.
Lina Mark is the Partner and Editor-In-Chief at Keulj.us. She loves technology and is always hooked on new technology in the market. You will often find her browsing the web for interesting content (mostly sci-fi and tech). She is addicted to movies (mainly action) and loves to read interesting books every once in a while.