Presentations from the Quito Urban Lab: Transit Oriented Development Urban Operations, 18 - 19 October 2017

    With the construction of the first underground Metro line, the Municipality of Quito confronts the urban transformation that will take place around the metro stations. In order to achieve a sustainable urban transformation process for the city and its society, it is necessary to implement a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) structure.

    Nowadays that creating a sustainable future for urbanity is considered imperative; the Municipality strongly believes that the city needs to perform as a solid polycentric structure that relies on its interconnected mobility system and its urban nodes, to accomplish a sustainable transformation process. Along with the TOD structure, many urban concepts should be considered for the centralities and each metro station in order to promote a sustainable urban development such as: urban compactness, agglomeration economies, passive transportation modes, building eco-efficiency, social inclusivity, mixed use development, urban densification, among others.

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    Re-development and the consolidation of urban tissues are complex controversial processes that the Municipality of Quito will face once the TOD strategy is implemented. The economic impact of large urban interventions such as the underground metro line will represent substantial costs for the public sector and numerous benefits for the city’s households and private developers.

    The two-day event focused on the achieve a sustainable, social, environmental and financial strategy for the development or re-development of the urban tissues around metro stations following a TOD approach that involves a fair distribution of costs and benefits among all urban drivers and stakeholders.

    Attached you could find the presentations  from the sessions by Gerald Ollivier, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, and Felipe Targa, Senior Transport Specialist.