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Urbanizing the Suburbs: A Transit-Oriented Development for Reston, Virginia

dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Roger Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorGarland, Seth Daviden_US
dc.description.abstractAmerican urban development during the late 19th and early 20th century allowed for vibrant and successful city centers, while also decentralizing living options to transit-serviced suburbs. After WWII, freeway-based suburban sprawl and urban decay replaced this healthy form of development. Significant urban revitalization during the past two decades has largely failed to address the continuing economic, social and environmental concerns raised by the sprawl-based development outside our cities. Addressing the need for greater regional planning, Transit-Oriented Development ("TOD") offers a framework for capitalizing on existing infrastructure by augmenting underutilized neighborhoods with regional transit access, spurring urban/suburban renewal, and creating walkable, mixed-use communities. This thesis will: 1) identify TOD best practices; 2) apply these best practices to a TOD proposal for a proposed Metrorail stop in the Reston, Virginia, area; and 3) explore the influence a mixed-use transit station can have as part of a TOD of the chosen site.en_US
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dc.titleUrbanizing the Suburbs: A Transit-Oriented Development for Reston, Virginiaen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledUrban and Regional Planningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtransit oriented developmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledurban designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstation architectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtransportation systemen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtransit plazaen_US

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