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TDLC’s Structured Learning and Research Activities February 2018

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

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TDLC’s Structured Learning and Research Activities February 2018

TDLC is delivering various knowledge products in collaboration with Japanese and global partners as well as relevant teams and Global Practices in the World Bank. The materials document Japanese development approaches in specific thematic areas with the ultimate goal of applying them to Bank operations in developing countries.


Yokohama CC Report

Yokohama is the second largest and one of the youngest of Japan’s big cities.1 One of Japan’s first open ports, it was founded in the last years of the Shogunate (1859) as a concession to the European powers: close to the largest city and heart of power in Tokyo (then Edo), but not in that city itself. Since then its fate has been intertwined with Tokyo, even as it evolved its own identity. Japan’s railway net¬work began with the Tokyo-Yokohama line, financed by the only foreign loan taken out by the Meiji government. From the late 19th century through the 1930s, Yokohama grew into Japan’s largest port. Along with Kobe, it became a center of shipbuilding and heavy industry, as well as one of the first cities in Japan to invest in modern public goods, such as gas-lit street lights and suburban railways. Yokohama_CC_Report.pdf

Kitakyushu Model Subsector: Interplay between Solid Waste and Urban Flood Risk

Kitakyushu Model

We are living in the era of rapid urbanization. Population influx into urban areas has exacerbated city capacities and services around the globe. Of its many challenges are urban flooding and solid waste management. Adequate capacity is often lacking in each sector, and the two interplay as solid waste accumulates and blocks existing drainage channels, resulting in inundation, damages, and public health concerns. The World Bank and the City of Kitakyushu (Kitakyushu), Japan has partnered to develop this model, which focuses on this interplay of solid waste and urban flood risk.Kitakyushu_Model_ENG.pdf