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Integrated Urban Planning: Learning from Tokyo and Yokohama

Monday, December 26th, 2011

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center

Tokyo Development Learning Center, the World Bank (TDLC) co-chaired a session at the 23rd Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Centre Program (KLRTC XXIII) on Integrated Urban Planning which was hosted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall and organized by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), CITYNET and others, from December 13-15, 2011.

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During this session, practical lessons from planning the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were introduced. Tokyo Metropolitan Government presented ‘Tokyo’s New Earthquake Resistance Measures’ - promoting seismic retrofitting of roadside buildings to help secure emergency transportation roads during times of crisis with case examples. City of Yokohama explained about the unique development challenges and solutions relating to the rapid urbanization and pollution that city has been experiencing.

The session offered an opportunity for experience and knowledge sharing on integrated urban planning by connecting Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo via video conference, involving city government officials from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, India, and Nepal and officers from Yokohama and Tokyo.

Integrated Urban Planning covers all aspects of the urban living environment. Participants shared knowledge and information in real-time (via video conference) during a dynamic discussion that contributed to build up the knowledge of the city government officials of each country present.