As Kansas City prepares for a special election on a proposed downtown streetcar line, Imagine KC examines the impact of transit oriented development (TOD) on our metro. In this edition of the show, KCPT’s Randy Mason and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Chris Leinberger tour some of the
streetscape found along the line, with an eye to the commerce and development that its proponents
predict will follow.
Afterward, the two head back into the KCPT studios, joined by developer and Downtown Council member Jon Copaken and Raytown Mayor David Bower to discuss more about the long‐range benefits of TOD, and its implications for surrounding cities and suburbs.
This yearlong series is produced by Angee Simmons, KCPT along with Mid-America Regional Council. Imagine KC is funded by: American Society of Civil Engineers, Garney Family Foundation Fund, Hall Family Foundation, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Chapter of the AIA. William T. Kemper Foundation, Lafarge North America, ULI Kansas City, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and WNET–Blueprint America. More information and past episodes can be found at www.imaginekc.org.