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Video-on-demand: World Usability Day 2008 – Scott Page "Making Transit Useful in Philly"

PhillyCHI and UPA Delaware Valley present a World Usability Day recording of, Making Transit Useful in Philly”

Presenter

-Scott Page:
Interface Studio LLC

Making Transit Useful in Philly
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a national movement focused on encouraging growth and development in a way that leverages the value of local transit. In Philadelphia, many rail stations are located in areas that are largely vacant and underutilized. This, combined with a strong car culture, leaves Philadelphia’s rail infrastructure – one of the best in the country – largely overlooked.

Interface Studio LLC, an urban design and planning firm based in Philadelphia, was engaged by Neighborhoods Now to explore the opportunities to transform two under-used rail stations in Philadelphia into active and vibrant neighborhood amenities. The lecture will cover the key challenges to making transit useful in Philadelphia and share the findings of the study which tackles TOD as a far-reaching design problem.