Transit-Oriented Design in the Netherlands

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Journal Article

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place - europe, land use - transit oriented development


Transit oriented development, TOD, Urban design, The Netherlands


The article illustrates the extent to which “ideal” internationally formulated transit-oriented development (TOD) principles and models are relevant to Dutch circumstances and perceptions. The evidence presented in the article suggests that while Dutch TOD specialists agree with many of the basic TOD design principles laid out in the international literature, their views about specific design aspects are closely linked to national cultural predilections and practices. The data was obtained through a design workshop involving key TOD specialists (academics, policy officials, and consultants) using a multi-media approach.


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