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A Case of a Super TOD, Tokyo Area Development: Lessons in PPP

A Report on the 2nd Delivery of TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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WBG and MLIT Co-host Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Knowledge Sharing Seminar

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The World Bank Group and the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) co-hosted a videoconference-based knowledge sharing seminar on Transit-oriented Development (TOD) at the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center on June 30, 2015.

In the seminar, best practices of TOD (mainly those of Tokyo Metropolitan area) and Land Value Capture (LVC) were shared, together with projects from Ho Chi Minh City and Naya Raipur, both supported by the World Bank.

The session was a much awaited follow-up to the knowledge sharing seminar on TOD held in October 2014, in which MLIT and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center agreed to collaborate and deliver a series of seminars on the same topic, and marks the first session in the new Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series on TOD. 

More sessions in this seminar intended to delve deeper in to the challenges and solutions in TOD is underway with collaboration of MLIT, academics and private sector.

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Japan’s Crown Prince visits TDLC for International Workshop on Water and History

December 13th 2011

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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TDLC presented at Hills Breakfast in Roppongi hills

Monday, August 1st, 2011

TDLC’s Deputy Manager, Lucy King introduced TDLC’s activities at Hills Breakfast on July 28th.  She shared updated information on programs and other opportunities available from TDLC to 150 audiences.

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TDLC’s Response to the Phase 1 Assessment Report

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

As previously reported, the TDLC undertook an independent assessment of its Phase 1 operations (up to June 2010), consisting of case studies and an assessment of our performance, to reflect on our efforts in the past to achieve our goals, and enable us to make better decisions going forward with Phase 2 of our operations.  The final version of this assessment report is now available on our project documents page.  After examining the Assessment Report that resulted from this effort, we have created a response.


A conceptual description of DLC service (page 14, the Assessment Report)

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TDLC Phase 1 Assessment

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

An assessment of the TDLC Project has been conducted in line with completion of its first phase of operations (Phase 1) up to 30 June 2010. An Executive Summary and Terms of Reference (TOR) are now available.


JICA president Ogata, former World Bank president Wolfensohn, and former Japanese Minister of Finance Tanigaki at TDLC opening ceremony, June 2004

This assessment has been conducted and published as means to ensure the accountability of the project to its stakeholders and examine the groundwork of the second phase of operations (Phase 2). It was carried out intensively from March 2010 by two external experts via desk research, a survey, interviews and review of selected case studies to measure key performance indicators and impact.

All documents relating to this assessment are always available on our project documents page.

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TDLC’s leading contribution at GDLN Asia Pacific regional meeting in Manila

Monday, March 15th, 2010


Iain Mitchell presents on TDLC’s regional hub service - Giovanni Candelaria / AIM

A regional meeting of the Global Development Learning Network Asia Pacific hosted by Asian Institute of Management (AIM) was held on February 22 to 26 in Manila.  TDLC was represented at the Manila gathering by Manager Ryu Fukui, Deputy Manager Lucy King, Program Coordinator Eiko Wataya, and Technical Operations Officer Iain Mitchell as well as Web and Media Developer Bob McDonald who participated from Tokyo via video conference connection.

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TDLC Manager Discusses “Social Business” on NHK TV

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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TDLC Business Highlight

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


TDLC Technical Operations Officer Iain Mitchell works on a videoconference connection at the Tokyo hub July 13, 2009.  TDLC/Eriko Sugita

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Gathering in Mongolia

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009


A GDLN Asia Pacific general meeting session is underway in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia July 1, 2009 .  TDLC/Photo courtesy of Michael Foley

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TDLC E-Newsletter Issue No. 11

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

To read the current issue or subscribe to the TDLC e-newsletter, please see the subscription page.

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APO Secretary General Visits TDLC

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Mr. Shigeo Takenaka, Secretary General of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), visited the TDLC on October 2, 2007 to observe the final session of the organization’s course on ISO 22000. The APO, one of the TDLC’s earliest partners, has been working through the TDLC to expand their distance learning training programs.

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