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Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)


TDLC’s program consists of four key activities, which are synergistically integrated to generate new insights and demand-driven solutions that address urban development challenges in the field. 

Technical Deep Dives 

TDD participants discussing with speakers from Kyoto at Creative Cities TDD
The Technical Deep Dive is TDLC’s signature, one-week knowledge acceleration program for government officials and practitioners from developing countries and their respective World Bank teams.

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Operational Support 

Residents of Barranquilla creating sketches during the Urban Design Sketchbook Workshop
TDLC delivers customized advisory and technical support as a follow-up for Technical Deep Dive participants to help developing countries meet complex urban development challenges.

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Outreach and Dissemination 

The World Bank specialist facilitates a word cloud activity on spatial planning during the TOD-Urbanscapes TDD
TDLC undertakes research into key urban development topics and share the findings through publications, events, and multimedia contents.

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Partnership and Collaboration 

The participants of TDD visiting Kitakyushu, Japan for site visit
TDLC’s key initiative under which it draws on best practices and operational expertise from partner cities in Japan. 

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Logo of TDLC, World Bank Group and flag of Japan