Talk:Transit-oriented development

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The previous entry for this item contained a picutre and caption depicting development near the Alewife station of Cambridge, Massachusetts. For various reasons, alluded to in this revised entry, and the new one contained under the heading "transit-proximate development", it is controversial to describe what was depicted as "transit-oriented". A less controversial illustration is certain development Arlington, Virginia, as it was nationally-recognized as transit-oriented by the EPA in its vetting process in 2003. I have clarified all this, and have moved the picture and caption to the other entry. Thesmothete 13:26, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

The most recently added picture is not particularly illustrative of transit-oriented development, considering you (obviously) can't discern transit at that elevation. I think it should be removed and replaced with a "ground level" photo of a TOD, which would ideally show the transit station in the foreground and development in the background. Darkcore 17:09, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Well, that's what the EPA has on their page. I considered editing the photo to show the actual station locations but: 1) that would alter the photo from it's source material, and 2) I don't seem to have a photo editing tool on my computer that would do it. If the photo can be altered, perhaps we should try it that way.

However, you are correct that a good ground-level photo *in addition to* the one shown, would be helpful, as TOD involves both a density taper (not easily visible from the ground) and a pedestrian orientation (not easily visible from anyplace except the ground). Perhaps we can keep working on this. Thesmothete 18:33, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok, there you go -- another photo has been added to show TOD at the ground level. This may not be the best one to use, but it does the job for now -- perhaps there will be a better one somewhere. Thesmothete 05:10, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Television On Demand (TOD)[edit]

Television on Demand is an emerging new digital cable service offering. This service concept is based on perceived consumer desire to receive live and pre-recorded programming. TOD provides the end user with programming "without" having to wait for its syndicated air schedule times by major networks and content providers. TOD effectively places program "air-time" control in the hands of the end user.

TOD is and addition to various on demand television services such as Video on Demand (VOD) and Subscription video on demand (SVOD) now being offered by cable companies to the public.

This article is a work in progress and needs to address hardware and software upgrades required by the cable companies to deliver the new service without disruption to the delivery of its current services. The end user equipment component known as the Set Top Box (STB) requires modification and deployment to early adopter users.

moved Television on Demand to new entry[edit]

This shouldn't be in the talk page -- it should be its own entry. I have created a disambiguation page for TOD and created the new entry. Thesmothete 14:25, 26 January 2006 (UTC)


Change category name from New Urbanism to...[edit]

I have proposed changing the name of Category:New Urbanism. My best alternative is Sustainable urban planning or Sustainable urban design, which would then be broad enough to cover articles such as this one. But perhaps there is something more suitable.

See discussion at Category talk:New Urbanism. (Don't respond here) --Singkong2005 13:59, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Portland???[edit]

How can an article on Transit Oriented Development mention Toronto (which does not practice TOD), and not mention Portland, the Mecca of TOD? Sadly, my attempt to remedy this was sabotaged. --Steve lafleur (talk) 21:46, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Hello, your efforts were nor sabotaged. I reverted one of your edit because you removed a section of the article without explaining why which is what I said in my edit summary [1]. Please make sure to explain your changes to avoid any mis-communication. --McSly (talk) 21:50, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
I was actually referring to the anonymous IP that decided to remove two sections that I added. I deleted the Toronto section since Toronto doesn't engage in Transit Oriented Development. I suppose I should have explained that.--Steve lafleur (talk) 22:29, 12 September 2009 (UTC)