International Conference on Sustainable Development through Quality Infrastructure Investment
January 20-21, 2016Tokyo

Organized by The World Bank, Co-organized by Government of Japan (MOF, MOFA, MLIT) .

International Conference on Sustainable Development through Quality Infrastructure Investment

Closing Summation (PDF)

Conference Report (PDF)

The World Bank in commemoration of the launch of the Phase III of the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) partnership hosted the first annual International Conference on Sustainable Development through Quality Infrastructure Investment on January 20-21, 2016.

In May 2015, the Government of Japan announced the “Partnership for Quality Infrastructure” to promote cooperation and collaboration with other development partners in the area of quality infrastructure investment. The World Bank Group considers investments in infrastructure development in developing countries as indispensable for achieving its twin goal of eliminating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, and shares Japan’s view that infrastructure investment that incorporates elements of (1) economic efficiency (2) social inclusion (3) safety and resilience (4) environmental sustainability (5) convenience and comfort are vital for sustainable development.

In this international conference, practitioners in infrastructure and urban development from various countries, the World Bank Group, the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and other international organizations participated and shared experience on quality infrastructure as below.

Main Discussion Points:

  •  Developing a shared understanding of the attributes of a quality infrastructure and the relationship between quality infrastructure and economic growth
  •  Deliberating on methods to effectively realize quality infrastructure investment
  •  Promoting understanding of various efforts to promote quality infrastructure
  •  In-depth coverage of the dimensions of quality infrastructure including: economic efficiency, social inclusion, safety and resilience, environmental sustainability, and comfort and convenience.



Agenda (PDF)

Day 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Session 1

Welcome and Objective Setting
Global Demand for Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Material:

Daikichi Momma, Director General, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance
Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PDF)

Session 2

Keynote Session on Urban Development and Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Material:

Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates
Urbanism in the age of climate change (PDF)

Session 3

Perspectives on Quality Infrastructure Investment

Presentation Materials:

Diego Margot, Economic Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
(via Video Conference)
Quality Infrastructure in the IDB (PDF)

Jordan Z. Schwartz, Director, the Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub
in Singapore, World Bank Group
Quality Infrastructure (PDF)

Bruno Dercon, Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat Regional Office
for Asia and the Pacific
The State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015 (PDF)

Session 4

Japanese Perspectives on Quality Infrastructure Investment

Presentation Materials:

Yutaka Hasegawa, Assistant Vice Minister, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism
Japanese perspectives on Quality Infrastructure Investment -MLIT Initiative- (PDF)

Tatsuhiko Takesada, Corporate Officer, Managing Director for Project,
Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban
Development (JOIN)
Quality Infrastructure Investment (PDF)

Naoki Ito, Vice-President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japanese Perspectives on Quality Infrastructure (PDF)

Session 5

Regional, Spatial and Jurisdictional Elements of Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Julian David Castro Agudelo, Coordinator/ Sustainable and Competitive Cities, 
Urban Growth: Challenges (PDF)

Uma Adusumilli, Chief Planner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development
Authority (MMRDA)
Role of Regional Development Institutions in creating an enabling environment
towards shared prosperity : the case of Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Pierina Sanchez, Director, Regional Plan Association, New York
Fourth Regional Plan: The Region in 2040 (PDF)


Day 2: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Session 1
Opening Session on Operationalizing Quality Infrastructure Dimensions
of Economic Efficiency, Inclusiveness, Safety and Resilience, Sustainability,
Convenience and Comfort
Session 2

Addressing Economic Efficiency through Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Masaaki Iizuka, Director for Development Issues, International Bureau, Ministry
of Finance
Actions of the International Community and Japan on QI (PDF)

Joo Chye Young, Director, Engineering Development and Procurement Department,
Public Utilities Board, Singapore National Water Agency (via Video Conference)
Water Infrastructure Investment (PDF)

Session 3

Addressing Social Inclusion through Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Shigeyuki Taguchi, Managing Director, Tokyo International Air Terminal
Corporation (TIAT)
Quality Infrastructure on International Passenger Terminal, Tokyo International
Airport (Haneda)

Hiromi Kishida, Lecturer, Mirairo Ltd. & Nami Kishida, Mirairo Ltd.
Barrier Value -Challenges of 100cm sight- (PDF)

Session 4

Addressing Safety and Resilience through Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist,
World Bank Group
Enhancing resilience through quality infrastructure and operations
- Perspectives and Examples from East Asia and Pacific Region -

Dante Potante, Department of Public Works and Highways, Philippines
(via Video Conference)
Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Rehabilitation and Recovery
- Enhancing Resilience Through Quality Infrastructure and Operations -

Hiroyuki Yoshimura, Director, Overseas Development Promotion Office,
Japan Urban Renaissance Agency
Safe, Secure and Enjoyable Koshigaya Lake-Town (PDF)

Pierina Sanchez, Director, Regional Plan Association, New York
Hurricane Sandy (PDF)

Kyoko Gendatsu, Senior Producer, NHK
Cities and Flooding: Communicating the Risks and Connecting the Solutions
around the Globe

Session 5

Addressing Environmental Sustainability through Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Xueman Wang, Program Manager, Sustainable Cities (Singapore), World Bank Group
An Integrated Approach to Urban Sustainable Infrastructure Investment (PDF)

Tomohiko Miyahara, General manager, CRE Business Development Group,
Panasonic Corporation cum President, Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town
Management Company Ltd.
Panasonic's Challenge towards a Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa Sustainable
Smart Town)

Le Anh Tuan, Team Leader, Consultant, VICEN Co. Jsc, Can Tho, Vietnam (via
Video Conference)
Can Tho Urban Development and Resilience Project (PDF)

Session 6

Addressing Convenience and Comfort – Livability/Social Urbanism:
Stakeholder Led Urban Design to ensure Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Ming Zhang, Practice Manager, World Bank Group
Quality Urban Public Space for Quality of Life (PDF)

Fanny Quertamp, Co-director, PADDI (HCMC Urban Development Management
Support Centre) (via Video Conference)
Public space and public transport in Ho Chi Minh City (PDF)

Session 7

Capacity Building for Quality Infrastructure

Presentation Materials:

Laura Ruiz Perez, Dean of Education for Development, Monterrey Technological
Institute, Mexico
Capacity building and knowledge Exchange in Latin America (PDF)





Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21, 2016

The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
10th floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Directly connected from the Uchisaiwai-cho Station of the Subway Mita Line or use C4 Exit of the Kasumigaseki Station of the Subway Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, or Marunouchi Line.

English and Japanese
(with simultaneous interpretation)

World Bank Tokyo Office
TEL: 03-3597-6650