Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2014 Margaret E. Smith
How does transportation shape the cities we live in? This paper takes a close look at the practice of transit-oriented development to assess its implications for the future of urban areas. Through the design of a hypothetical light rail station in the suburb of Redmond, WA, this paper demonstrates how targeting sustainable development around transit has the potential to influence entire towns to “go green,” and proposes that, moving forward, cities be designed to maximize mobility, livability, and sustainability.
Smith, Margaret E., "Moving Towards a Greener Future: An Investigation of How Transit-Oriented Development Has the Potential to Redefine Cities Around Sustainability" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 534.