Newsletter 3 (Feb 2017): Upcoming Tokyo Technical Deep Dive goes into further detail on TOD

    2nd Technical Deep Dive on TOD

    Tokyo, Japan (29 May - 2 June 2017)

    The 2nd TOD Technical Deep Dive (TDD) will offer a comprehensive learning opportunity to facilitate and implement successful TOD projects in client countries. This TDD is structured around TOD at the city, corridor and station scales.  It will draw on a new background paper (Japanese planning system), case studies and tools on planning (3V Framework), Land Value Capture (LVC), and Land Readjustments and an e-learning module prepared since the 1st TOD TDD in May 2016.  The TDD will leverage TDLC’s City Partnership Program (CPP) partners such as Yokohama City along with other collaborators such as Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Nagoya City. The TOD TDD incorporates feedback extracted from the 1st TOD TDD participants and will try to connect some of the alumni experts who joined the 1st TOD TDD via VC to share their TOD project progress while bringing new clients with active TOD projects. 


    This TDD will allow project delegations, composed of 1 WB TTL and 2 cities participants each (preferably one from urban development and another from transport department or agency), to develop a deeper understanding of TOD in Japan and around the world. Delegations will derive great benefit from:

    • Cutting edge policy thinking and technical knowledge delivered through engaging learning sessions;
    • Peer learning and networking through experience exchange sessions;
    • Tacit knowledge exchanges through applicable site visits;
    • Opportunity to engage directly with Japanese municipalities, ministries, transit agencies, private sector and academia, to learn innovative solutions and to identify areas of further collaboration and knowledge exchange;
    • Follow-up operational support to assist in the successful application of knowledge gained through the TDD, provided through the TDLC program.


    About Technical Deep Dives

    TDDs are an innovative approach to knowledge exchange including workshops, site visits, peer-peer knowledge sharing and action panning, which aims to foster operational development of World Bank funded projects in specific topics. In general, TDDs facilitate structured learning and provides ongoing support to connect to technical experts and best practices in close collaboration with the World Bank’s Communities of Practice (COP).


    1. "Objective" focused structure: Demand driven and problem solving orientation, with possible technical assistance, including consultation and expert visit to client nations through City Partnership Program and other program
    2. Knowledge exchange to foster operations: Knowledge exchange and Just-In-Time-Assistance and potential technical assistance for clients and World Bank Task Teams
    3. Structured Learning: Delivery of structured learning for clients and partners such as e-learning courses, and package of selected Knowledge Exchange Instruments before during, and after the TDD in Japan
    4. Application to Knowledge Networks: Contribution of relevant inputs to COP to support development of their knowledge assets such as case studies and best practice lessons and to diffuse them to broader community