Ep. 54 – Why Land Use Matters in Transit Planning

If you’re paying any attention to discussions in our City Council and its committees, you may have heard terms such as “affordable housing,” the “missing middle housing” and “ADUs” – which are accessory dwelling units. One big reason we should all care about density is that it connects to transit use. 


Officials describe Wake County as affordable housing desert, crisis – WRAL – November 14, 2017
    Nearly 43,000 of the county’s 1 million residents spend more than 50 percent of their income for housing — an extreme burden given that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends families spend no more than 30 percent.

Land Use – Community – Infrastructure Development (LUCID) – Studies by the Triangle J Council of Governments

Restore the Missing Middle Housing – News & Observer Op-Ed – November 9, 2017

Raleigh Comprehensive Plan 2030 Update – Raleigh City Government  

What is Affordable Housing? – City of Raleigh Program explanation

Yes, Transit-Rich Neighborhoods Are More Affordable – City Lab – May 29, 2019

Why Affordable Housing is So Important for Development Near Transit – StreetsBlog USA – June 20, 2019

Meet the Numtots, the Millennials Who Find Fixing Public Transit Sexy – The Guardian – July 5, 2018

What are the Characteristics of Missing Middle Housing? – Missing Middle

America’s Best and Worst Cities for Public Transit – Mental Floss – December 10, 2018

Los Angeles Passed a Historic Transit Tax. Why Isn’t It Working? – City Lab, January 17, 2019