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Project at a Glance

Project Status: active

Title: Developing a new methodology for analyzing potential displacement

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Chapple, Karen

Contractor: UC Berkeley

Contract Number: 13-310

Research Program Area: Climate Change

Topic Areas: Greenhouse Gas Control, Impacts, Sustainable Communities

Research Summary:

Senate Bill 375 (SB 375) requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in California to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) as part of their federally mandated Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), to demonstrate how, largely through reduced travel demand and vehicle miles traveled, they will meet regional passenger vehicle greenhouse gas reduction targets set by ARB. As California regions pursue more compact, transit-oriented development (TOD) to meet these targets, there is increasing concern that new transit investment and development may lead to displacement, preventing low-income communities from sharing in the benefits of this type of development. This project will examine the relationship between transit-oriented development, displacement, and travel behavior in California. Partnering with two MPOs, it will develop a set of tools that will examine the likely outcomes around TODs in planning processes. It will also analyze the impact of policies to minimize displacement.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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