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TDLC to Organize Technical Deep Dive on Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Areas (MMAs)

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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December 11- 16, 2017, Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea- Mega metropolitan regions which are the clusters of large, densely populated urban areas spread across multiple local administrative jurisdictions linked by transportation networks, have emerged within countries as effective organizing units producing a sizeable bulk of the world’s wealth, attracting a large share of the global talent and commanding an increasing share of the global economy.

TDLC is organizing Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Areas in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Korea Research Institute on Human Resettlements (KRHIS), and Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG). This TDD will bring together representatives from large metropolitan regions from emerging economies to exchange experiences and knowledge with a view to gain a better understanding of the dynamics and development trends of MMAs across the world. The overall focus will be on a major challenge facing these cities and regions; namely that of managing urban expansion, density and livability in a manner that takes advantage of the benefits of productive agglomerations, while mitigating the disadvantages of congestion pressures, such traffic, land use, mass transit, etc. 

The program will take place in two cities, Tokyo and Seoul, that have successfully managed the challenge of expansion, employing quite different strategies and approaches.  Total 60 participants including practitioners and decision-makers from 10 World Bank client countries, Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and senior project team members will join and discuss with experts from Japan and Korea who will showcase approaches and experiences related to managing urban expansion in a multi-jurisdictional context.  In addition to experts and practitioners from the two host cities, experts from the OECD and other organizations will be invited to contribute to the discussions, including global resource persons.