TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.
Re-imagining the city can be a provocation to reconsider and expand the range of possibilities for a city in the future and could open the door to a fundamentally critical view of the existing city. Peter Marcuse, a Professor at Columbia University explores.