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For smart growth, urban development needs better transportation

by The Reminder (Pioneer Valley)

SPRINGFIELD – The conversation around this cocktail party at Theodore’s centered on one big subject: how to improve transportation options in the Pioneer Valley.

The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance hosted, with the help of progressive activist Corinne Wingard of Agawam,  “TODrinks” on May 3. The “TOD” stands from “transit-oriented development” described as “a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a half-mile of quality public transportation.”

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