Blog » Technical Deep Dive: Unlocking City Spatial Plans through Transit-Oriented Development & Neighborhood Urban Spaces and Assets
January 21-25, 2019, Tokyo and Fukuoka
World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
Urbanscapes Knowledge Silo Breaker (KSB)
Transit Oriented Development Community of Practice (CoP)
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The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) is organizing a Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on city and spatial planning with a focus on transit-oriented development (TOD) and neighborhood-level urban planning, design and management. This is conducted in collaboration with the World Bank’s Urbanscapes and TOD communities of practice, from January 21 to 25, 2019.
The TDD will provide a platform for knowledge exchange and structured learning on key topics related to city planning and urban spaces leveraging on TOD and people-centered design of public spaces, with a special focus on transit nodes and the surrounding development. The program will provide an opportunity for participants to develop a deeper understanding of good practices in planning cities that foster access to opportunities for all and efficient, green and safe mobility, and in the design and management of urban public spaces. Case studies, knowledge and experience from Japan and other countries will be highlighted as will the experiences of the participating countries. Among others, Japan’s experience with transit-oriented urban development at national and local levels presents a significant opportunity for knowledge sharing and collaborative learning. The TDD will have the opportunity to meet with: (i) city administration and urban planners; (ii) citizen/community groups and associations; and (iii) developers and businesses. The discussion topics include the following:
Thematic sessions will be organized by considering overall city-level urban and transport planning urban and with a strategic focus on transit-oriented development at a planning level, and managing urban public spaces and development of space around mass transit nodes as a specific example.
Participants will include practitioners and decision makers from World Bank client countries, Task Team Leaders (TTLs) or senior project team members, as well as “Resource Partners” from countries/local governments who could showcase different approaches and experiences related to the TDD topics, including regulatory and executive frameworks for government-owned land management; land value capture, and local government financing — from diagnostic/inventory to implementation. The Resource partners identified include:
This TDD will provide an opportunity for World Bank client country delegations to develop a deeper understanding of good practices in:
Delegations will derive great benefit from:
TDDs offer an immersive approach to knowledge exchange including workshops, site visits, peer-peer knowledge sharing and action planning, which aims to support development or ongoing implementation of World Bank funded activities and government reforms. Key characteristics include: