The positive social, economic and environmental impact of transit-oriented development (TOD) in Malaysia is rather limited. This paper proposes a design and development methodology for achieving sustainable TOD in town and country planning, as part of a wider constructive research on sustainable benefits realization management within TODs. Content analysis of interview data with key stakeholders of TOD implementation in Malaysia indicates that there are three major constraints in the planning and development phase of town and country planning affecting TOD. They are: lack of multi-model planning approaches, lack of a planning coordination mobilization structure and disjunction regarding ontological categories of ‘substance’, ‘process’ and ‘value’. A Benefits Realization Management Set-based Systems (BRM-SBS) planning and development methodology aimed at minimizing the said constraints is proposed. This methodology is centered on having an integrated planning practice that is less hierarchical, that also accommodates diverse planning models. Wherein TOD sustainability benefits are enhanced by using Target Value Design (TVD) and Set-based Design (SBD) approaches based on a transformation, flow, value complementary view of planning and development of TODs. This BRM-SBS methodology is to be validated as part of an extended action research project with the Malaysian National Structure Plan organization.
Transit-oriented development (TOD), target value design, set-based design, town and country planning, benefits realization management.