Getting it Done: A workshop series on Transit-Oriented Districts and Walkable Communities

Up and down the Central Corridor – and other transit corridors in the region – communities have spent hours planning for a future where neighborhoods are increasingly accessible by walking and transit. Yet, making these plans a reality is often a complex, difficult task. The Getting it Done workshop series is designed to help practioners bridge this gap between vision and implementation.

Four free, monthly, peer-learning workshops on how to achieve transit-oriented districts and walkable communities will start this month and run through June. Sponsored by local foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies, the workshops will showcase national models of success, invite commentary from Twin Cities experts, and engage attendees in hands-on problem solving.

The purpose of these sessions is to strengthen the local implementation of transit- oriented districts along the existing and emerging light rail transit, bus rapid transit, and commuter lines throughout the Twin Cities region. Attendees will include engineers, planners and designers, community developers, private developers, policy makers, members of advocacy groups, and representatives from financial institutions, transportation agencies, university and higher education, parks and watershed districts, and government.

Roll up your sleeves and join us in finding solutions!
• Infrastructure and the Public Realm, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 9 am – 12 pm, Dorsey & Whitney, 50 S 6th Street, Minneapolis

• Connecting Land Use and Transportation – Overcoming Regulatory Obstacles, Monday, April 19, 2010, 9 am – 12 pm, Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul

• Equitable Development and Community Benefits, Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 9 am – 12 pm, Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul

• Financing of Transit-Oriented Districts – Building Public / Private Partnerships, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 9 am – 12 pm, Dorsey & Whitney, 50 S 6th St, Minneapolis
These events are free, but registration is required, as space is limited.  Please register by contacting Gretchen Nicholls, LISC, at or by phone at 651-265-2280.
This workshop series is sponsored by: Center for Transit Oriented Development (CTOD), The McKnight Foundation, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, Hennepin County, Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Metropolitan Council, and Urban Land Institute Minnesota (ULI MN)

Download Workshop Information here.