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TDLC to Host Technical Deep Dive on Urban Regeneration

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Urban Regeneration TDD Yokohama

February 13-17, 2018, Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki- Virtually every city has neighborhoods and sites that have become disinvested or otherwise underutilized. Such areas can contribute to blight, reduce a city’s attractiveness and livability, and detract from its economic base and competitiveness, sometime even result in marginalization of certain residents.  A key challenge facing city leaders is how to revitalize blighted and underutilized areas and to unlock these sites’ potential to generate economic impact and contribute to the city’s fiscal, social and environmental sustainability.

In collaboration with Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Yokohama, and Tokyu Corporation, TDLC is organizing this Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Urban Regeneration to bring together more than 50 practitioners and decision makers from 11 World Bank client countries to offer opportunities to exchange experiences on planning, financing, and implementation of urban regeneration projects, focusing on revitalization of urban waterfront areas and brownfield sites. Various Japanese and international experts in the field will also be invited and will explore several global case study examples of governments’ strategies to spur regeneration and identify most critical elements that have contributed to the outcome of those strategies.

Participants will visit Kawasaki Musashikosugi area, Yokohama Totsuka Station area, and Yokohama Minatomirai Red Brick District area to observe the sites and learn brownfield and downtown regeneration, public-driven land-based financing mechanism, and port area regeneration.