Sharing Good Practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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A Knowledge Sharing Seminar: Cases from the World Bank and Japan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
11:30 AM-1:30 PM (JST)

The World Bank Group has been accumulating operational and advisory experience in TOD across country programs in Colombia, China, Indonesia, India, Brazil and Vietnam, among others. The Bank has also consolidated emerging global knowledge on TOD by publishing “Transforming Cities with Transit,” and “Financing Transit-Oriented Development with Land Values”.

To undertake TOD, it is imperative that professionals with different disciplines (urban and transport planners, transport engineer, housing experts, financial experts, community development experts, etc.) work together, across institutional and organization boundaries. Cross-GP Community of Practice on Transit-Oriented Development was created to promote the aggregation, exchange, production, and dissemination of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) knowledge across the WBG as well as the Bank’s client governments and other external partners.

To this end, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, the External and Corporate Relations (ECRJP), the Social, Urban Rural and Resilience (GSURR) and the Transport and ICT Global Practice (GTIDR) units of the World Bank will host a videoconference seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development on June 30, 2015 from 11:30-13:30 (JST).

In this seminar, drawing on the WBG’s experiences in East Asia and South Asia, the challenges of automobile driven urban development faced by client countries and their TOD endeavors to address these challenges, among others, will be discussed. Japan’s long history and experience in TOD and Land Value Captures, which have helped them to convert their cities into world class transit metropolises will also be shared in this session.

Joint Organizers:

The World Bank (GSURR/GTIDR/TDLC/ECRJP) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Government of Japan (GoJ)

Connecting sites:

Hanoi           9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Jakarta           9:30 AM-11:30 AM
New Delhi         8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Washington DC   Monday, June 29, 2015 10:30 PM-0:30AM

Opening Messages

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez
Senior Director
Global Practice on Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience, World Bank Group

Yasu Tsukagoshi
Special Representative
The World Bank Tokyo Office (ECRJP)

Takehiko Mori
Counsellor for Global Strategies
Minister’s Secretariat, MLIT


Takeo Murakami
Director for International Negotiations Management
Policy Bureau, MLIT

Hiroaki Suzuki
University of Tokyo

Taimur Samad
Senior Urban Economist,
Global Practice on Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience, World Bank Group

Closing Remarks

Barjor Mehta
Lead Urban Specialist
The World Bank, Social, Urban Rural and Resilience (GSURR)


Philip Karp 
Principal Knowledge Management Officer, GSURR, The World Bank

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