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Four Japanese cities selected for City Partnership Program
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see City Partnership Program
Tokyo Development Learning Center is seeking interest from Japanese cities to participate in the Metro Lab to take place in Kigali City, Rwanda
Cities in developing countries are growing at an unprecedented rate and scale. With rising incomes, cities will expand outward. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is one of the most promising means of reversing the trend of sprawl and placing cities in developing countries on a sustainable pathway.
The World Bank Group in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), will be hosting a series of videoconference seminars and other knowledge sharing activities on Transit-Oriented Development at the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC).
The seminar series is intended for World Bank Group staff and policy makers and practitioners of national and local governments, particularly of urban development, transport, environment, and transit departments and housing authorities, private developers, and academics.
Japan is home to a number of cities that offer world-class and often unique “best-practice” experiences on various development challenge and solution areas. As a significant and important new element of the TDLC Program, a new City Partnerships Program is being introduced. This program will involve engagement with selected cities in Japan for purposes of joint research and knowledge and experience sharing, with a downstream view towards identifying opportunities to link Japanese expertise with specific project-level engagements in developing countries.
The JSDF Dialogue Series was initiated by the World Bank Group Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF), formerly the World Bank Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations (CFPTO), the World Bank Tokyo Office, and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in 2012, to disseminate the results from the program among practitioners, academia, CSOs, and other Japanese stakeholders. It aims to highlight the achievements and lessons learned from projects funded by JSDF around the world and to connect stakeholders and the Japanese general public with project beneficiaries and implementers for disseminating good practices and encouraging further communication and knowledge exchange among various actors. The Dialogue Series is hosted at TDLC on a quarterly basis.