World Bank Urban Week in Singapore: Thematic Learning Event on Transit-Oriented Development, Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC)

    World Bank Urban Week: Thematic Learning Event on Transit-Oriented Development, Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC)

    Learning Event 2: Transit-Oriented Development
    GPSC Day 1: March 9, 2:00 to 5:30pm


    Overview: Transit-Oriented Development, or TOD, is a powerful, cross-cutting urban planning approach that can advance environmental sustainability, economic development and socially-inclusive development. Done well, TOD’s emphasis on density and a variety of land uses around high-capacity transit can be harnessed to create vibrant, livable and sustainable communities.  The rapid growth of urban areas and commensurate investment in urban transportation systems in the developing world present a unique opportunity and need for effective TOD. The thematic learning track on TOD will include presentations by city practitioners and experts on how TOD is planned at three different scales – city, corridor and station area- covering experience from Africa, East Asia and Latin America, with an emphasis on the experience of Singapore. This will be followed by breakout discussions for participants to share their own experience of challenges as well as of policy, operational and innovative solutions in operationalizing TOD. It will conclude by a presentation on some of the resources available to support such implementation.

    The session is jointly organized by the World Bank’s TOD Community of Practice (TOD COP) and WRI. The TOD COP is a global initiative led by the World Bank to support the implementation of TOD principles, by harnessing experience gained in considering and implementing TOD in over 20 cities, by supporting implementation of TOD at city, corridor or station area level in the context of World Bank projects, and by facilitating the sharing of good practices and solutions in TOD implementation with TOD COP members and the development community. 


    Featured video:

    Transit Oriented Development across Scales, Gerald Ollivier, Leader, Transit-Oriented Development Community of Practice (World Bank)


    Transit-oriented Development in Nanchang, China, Liu Hua, Chief Economist, Nanchang Development and Reform Commission


    Integrated Urban Planning – Recife’s TOD Strategy, Joao Domingos Azevedos, President, Recife’s Urban Planning Institute


    Corridors of Freedom – TOD Approach, Herman Pienaar, Director, City Transformation and Spatial Planning, City of Johannesburg


    Integration of Transport and Land Use Plans in Singapore, Mr. Kenneth Wong, Director of Local Planning, Land Transport Authority

     

    Agenda:

    March 9, 2016

    Time

    Learning Event 2: Transit-Oriented Development

    Event

    1. Welcome and Opening Remarks

    14:00-14:10

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Ms. Naoko Ishii, CEO, GEF

    14:10 – 14:25

    Transit-Oriented Development Across Scales

    • Mr. Gerald Ollivier, Leader, Transit-Oriented Development Community of Practice (World Bank)
    1. City Experience in Planning Transit-Oriented Development: Case Studies from Nanchang, Johannesburg, Recife, and Singapore

    14:25-14:45

    TOD at the City Level – Coordination of Economic, Land use and Transport Plans

    • Nanchang: Mr. Liu Hua, Chief Economist, Nanchang Development and Reform Commission
    • Recife: Mr. Joao Domingos Azevedos, President, Recife’s Urban Planning Institute

    14:45 – 14:55

    TOD at the Corridor Level – Planning Transit Lines and Station Areas to Maximize Benefits

    • Johannesburg: Mr. Herman Pienaar, Director, City Transformation and Spatial Planning, City of Johannesburg

    14:55 – 15:30

    Integration of Transport and Land Use Plans: From Plans to Implementation in Singapore

    • Mr. Kenneth Wong, Director of Local Planning, Land Transport Authority
    • Marina Bay Case Study: Ms. Linda Lui, Senior Architect, Planning, Conservation & Urban Design Group, Urban Redevelopment Authority

    15:30 – 15:45

    Coffee Break

    1. Breakout Sessions

    15:45 – 16:30

    Individual breakout sessions covering TOD at the City, Corridor and Local Levels

    • What are the challenges faced and what type of solutions are required for cities to implement TOD?

    Moderators: Mr. Serge Salat (Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute), Ms. Robin King (World Resources Institute), Mr. Gerald Ollivier (World Bank), Mr. Daniel Levine (World Bank), Ms. Wanli Fang (World Bank), Mr. You Ji (World Bank)

    16:30 – 16:45

    Sharing of findings by groups

    16:45 - 17:05

    Presentation by World Resources Institute

    • TOD Resources & Case Study of Portland: Ms. Robin King, Director of Urban Development, WRI

    17:05 – 17:15

    Q&A

    17:15 – 17:30

    Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

    • Mr. Gerald Ollivier, Leader, Transit-Oriented Development Committee of Practice (World Bank)

    17:30

    End of TOD learning event