From March 15 to 19, the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) organized a Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on urban development. The event focused on transit-oriented development (TOD), district-level urban regeneration, and economic development that accelerates the transformation of cities.
The TDD provided a platform for knowledge exchange and structured learning on key topics related to city planning, urban transport planning, and urban management. TOD that leverages public space and infrastructure assets (including underutilized public land, streets, open spaces, real estate, and public facilities) was discussed. A special focus was given on areas around transit nodes, as well as how neighborhoods are shaped by their public assets, communities, and local economy.
The TDD featured case studies from Japan and other countries, tapping into their knowledge and experience. Japan’s experience with transit-oriented urban development at the national and local level, for example, presents a significant opportunity for knowledge sharing and collaborative learning. Discussion topics included the use of public space in post-COVID recovery and urban transport in cities after COVID-19. This TDD was conducted in collaboration with the World Bank’s Urbanscapes Knowledge Silo Breaker (KSB) and TOD Community of Practice (CoP).