What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

What's A Walkable Oriented Development?

​​​​​​​John Reilly
September 5, 2022
5 min

 

You’ll be hearing about Walkable Oriented Development (WOD) if you attend one of the special California conferences on “Increasing Housing Supply with California Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 10” – here’s sign-up information and details.

https://www.aei.org/california-housing-conference/?q=7015c000001iEAEAA2 

To help you better understand WOD and your community, the AEI Housing Center has prepared an interactive Walkable Oriented Development Map that enables viewers to select a locality or metro and use a drop down menu to display points of interest, along with available metrics.
Give it a try by entering your favorite location.
Go to https://www.aei.org/wod/

Here’s the Welcome message:

Welcome to the AEI Housing Center‘s national map of Walkable-Oriented Development (WOD) areas. Nationally WODs contain about 20% of residential units, 85% of restaurants, bars, cafes, pharmacies, and supermarkets, 70% of hardware stores, and 60% of office space. In the interactive map, WODs are denoted with thick black outlines and a blue tint (level of opacity is adjustable down to transparent). Each property (each point) within a WOD is within a 10-minute walk of a cluster of 6 or more points of interest.

A cluster consists of at least 6 restaurants/bars, coffee shops, supermarkets/grocery stores, hardware stores, and/or pharmacies/drugstores. Ten minute walking isochrones (catchment areas of equal time) are calculated for each Points of Interest (POI) within a cIuster. These isochrones are evaluated and processed such that each property (every point) within a WOD is within a 10-minute walk of a cluster of 6 POIs. Each isochrone is based on ground conditions, not "as-the-crow-flies."

 Given that there are multiple combinations of such clusters, a WOD may consist of just one such cluster or the combination of two, three, or many such clusters. Over 3.2 million POIs are available for display. Over three dozen metrics are also displayed, such as a crime index, home price appreciation, and job counts for over 6 million census blocks. New metrics will be added over time. The data used to construct the WOD interactive map are also available for download.

Tips for Using the Map

Start by either (i) zooming in to a selected locality or metro or (ii) enter city and county place names, street addresses, and various points of interest and establishments using the magnifying glass (search function) at the upper right.

The interactive map will display WODs and provide drop down menus to display points of interest, along with all the available metrics.

The Housing Center of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has created this unique Walkable Oriented Development Map

Hope to see you at one of the California presentations.

Related articles: https://thedataadvocateblog.com/walkable-oriented-development-wod-an-opportunity-for-an-american-renaissance/

https://thedataadvocateblog.com/california-housing-conferences-at-6-venues-in-california-during-september-2022-by-the-american-enterprise-institute/

 

 

John Reilly

John, a real estate educator and attorney, is one of the foremost writers of real estate materials, which include 10 books, and numerous articles. His national best seller, “The Language of Real Estate” is in its eighth edition, selling over 150,000 copies and published by Dearborn Publishing.

Contact: John@RealTown.com
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