The Transit City Scenario is a project assigned by the city of Fayetteville, AR, USA, and is developed at the University of Arkansas Community Design Center. By 2030 the population of Fayetteville is expected to double and approximately 160 million square feet new development has to accommodate the necessities of the citizens. Instead of following the typical American urban sprawl, what if 80% of the future growth occurred around a new streetcar (tram) system along Fayetteville’s main commercial arterial – College Avenue- presently dominated by sprawl and the automobile? Fayetteville could create a 5-mile signature multimodal boulevard that features outdoor public art malls, transforming single land uses into mixed-use urban transit-oriented neighborhoods while socially optimizing its transportation future. This presentation shows one of the key nodes on College Avenue, the VA Hospital and UA Medical Hospital, and the new tram system is going to impact them. Also part of the project was to analyze precedent studies of urban form in Eindhoven and Rotterdam that were influenced by public transport arterials.

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