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TOD Academy for Latin American Cities in the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’ (GPSC’S) 3rd Global Meeting

September 16-17, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil

The panelists from Transit-oriented Development City Academy Session 3 on Finance

The panelists from Transit-oriented Development City Academy Session 3 on Finance

Organizers: World Bank TDLC, City of Kitakyushu

  • This two-day interactive workshop, organized within the framework of the GPSC’s 3rd Global Meeting, brought together government officials from 12 Latin American and Caribbean cities and four Chinese cities, along with World Bank technical teams and international experts, to help delegations identify barriers and challenges related to transit-oriented development (TOD) in their respective cities and map out suitable action plans. TDLC dispatched a Japanese TOD expert, Mr. Masafumi Ota, as a presenter and resource expert to the workshop. He stressed that the success of TOD relies on coordination between various stakeholders, including public authorities and the private sector from multiple fields such as railways, land and urban development, and real estate development. He also emphasized the importance of determining the scale and nature of urban and commercial development around transport nodes to get a profitable return on investments.

    • Felipe Targa, Senior Urban Transport Specialist, World Bank
    • Angus Laurie, LIama Urban Design
    • Juan Felipe Pinilla, JFP Associados 
    • Francisco Cabrera, Deloitte
    • Fernando de Mello Franco, Institute of Urbanism and Studies for the Metropolis (URBEM)
    • Chang Gyu Choi, Urban Design Analysis Lab (U-DAL)
    • Masafumi Ota, Tokyu Corporation
    • Richard Liu, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Monday, September 16 through Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • CONTACT: Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)