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Transit Oriented Development Legal Research Guide: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Policy Materials

The focus of this guide is the search for local land use laws relevant to transit oriented development. This research guide includes links to primary and secondary sources.

Websites Containing Case Studies

Case studies can provide useful starting points when researching aspects of land use law such as transit oriented development.  Start with the case studies and then you can work back to the municipalities that are using those development tools. These websites contain case studies, in addition to other materials, such as links to relevant municipal ordinances.  

Case Studies from Reconnecting America

Reconnecting America, and the Center for Transit Oriented Development are publishing regularly on the topic of transit oriented development.  Here are some of their recent publications which include case studies. 

Case Studies

Case studies can provide useful starting points when researching aspects of land use law such as transit oriented development.  Start with the case studies and then you can work back to the municipalities that are using those development tools.

Guidelines and Best Practices

Collections of guidelines and best practices can provide useful starting points when researching aspects of land use law such as transit oriented development.  Start with the guidelines and best practices, and then you can work back to the municipalities that are using those development tools.

Policy Materials

Policy analysis and reports often includes statistical data and references to other useful sources.