Community-oriented Transit Developments

Revitalising cities, Community-oriented Transit Developments bring together best practice and innovative urban thinking to create vibrant spaces for people to live, work and play.

TOD versus COTD


• Efficiency and convenience of movement
• License for extreme density


• Quality of the journey with a focus on heath and wellbeing
• Access to people and diverse amenities
• Affordable places to live, work, learn and play
Seamless interchange between transit nodes and the new “agora” civic

Our Approach

Community-oriented transit developments (COTDs) typically provides a mix of residential and commercial uses and is designed to make public transit a convenient option and enhance the livability of neighbourhoods. COTD’s provides a range of benefits including increased transit ridership, reduced regional congestion and pollution, and healthier, more walkable neighbourhoods.

People-oriented infrastructure

Creating the important design shift away from infrastructure development to a more communited-oriented transit development

It has often been said that the public transit infrastructure in cities represents a critical bloodline for the economic and social wellbeing of its inhabitants. And while in the past there has been a deep importance placed on the technical and commercial efficiency of transit infrastructure there is now an increasing emphasis on taking a more civic-oriented view of infrastructure development.

The next generation of multi‑modal transportation

Giving commuters a greater choice of transport options is forcing transport providers to re-think their business models.

The concept of multi-modal transport is not new but the number of modalities has certainly increased over the last decade and will continue to do so in future with the integration of autonomous vehicles. As cities become increasingly more conscious of the environmental impact and strain on infrastructure caused by an over reliance on personal vehicles, governments are attempting to create better transit options to dissuade the use of the personally-owned vehicles. The advent of ridesharing has also propelled conventional transit providers to rethink their business models and improve the convenience of their services and to provide mobility as a service.

Unlocking Transit Experiences

A holistic design approach to community transit that provides citizens, communities, and cities with social, environmental and economic benefits.

Designing Multi-modal Transport Experience

Drawing from our extensive transport planning experience we understand how people transition from one place to another using multiple modes of transport.

Placemaking & Brand Identity

Creating a strong sense of place draws on the unique assets, ideas and inspirations inherent in each community. We collaborate with stakeholders and leverage the powerful tools of stories, symbols, and systems to define a clear sense of place and to improve the quality of life of neighbourhoods.

Urban Systems & User Experience

We explore the dynamic relationship between people & space by designing and developing digital systems based on user and spatial analysis. This provides data rich evidence for developers, designers and governments to create truly human-centric environments.

Cross-Sector Knowledge

Drawing on our cross-sector experience seamlessly integrates community-oriented transit spaces. Understanding the point at which these sectors meet is key to developing experiences and bringing together community.