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World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum


The core themes of the 2016 World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum would be integration, sustainability and innovation of city transport clusters. The forum invites the mayors, representatives of transportation agencies and famous transport experts and scholars from the mega cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen and important cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region like Tianjin and Baoding to share their experience and wisdom for regional transport coordination and city transport management and build a communication platform for decision makers, experts and scholars in major cities.


Theme of forum:


  1. Integration: Under the mode of regional space organization in the city cluster that takes big cities as the core, transport integration effectively solves the problems of loose regional economic ties caused by administrative division and irrational industrial division, thus optimizing the spatial structure of the city cluster and promoting regional coordinated development.

  2. Sustainability: Under the background of traffic congestion and intensified air pollution in big cities, the sustainable development of transport emphasizes to take the mobility of citizens as the center, the development of resource-saving and environment-friendly society as the goal and focus on the construction of a safe, economic and green transport system.

  3. Innovation: The integration of technologies like big data, IT, mobile Internet +cloud computing with transportation constructs a solid foundation for the innovative development of transportation decision-making, management and service, provides an effective method for solving the problems of traffic congestion and pollution and so on, and brings challenges to the traffic management departments of various cities.

Relevant information

CS`TOUR - Comprehensive Solution for Transit Oriented Urban Redevelopment

Liu Daizong, World Resources Institute China Transport Program Director



1. Developing Transit Metropolis; Focus on improving public transport service

  • Transit-Oriented ; Land Use Planning

  • Infrastructure Construction and Right of Way Public Transport Priority

  • Sustainable Public Transportation Economy

2. Strengthen the Management of Cars; Based on economic methods and right-of-way measures

  • Take Full Advantages of Economic Methods

  • Redistribution of Right-of-Way

Travel Demand Management (TDM) in London

Dave Wetzel, Past President of The International Union for Land Value Tax


  • Congestion Charges have been increased

  • Cycle Super Highways have been introduced together with increased cycle parking

  • The London cycle hire scheme has been extended

  • Modernized traffic signals with bus priority and pedestrian countdowns

Smart Growth & Transit Oriented Development Lessons Learned in Portland, Oregon Case study: pearl district

Sam adams, Director of us climate initiative, World Resources Institute; Former mayor of Portland


  • Urban Renewal/Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

  • Private equity/debt 

  • Local Improvement District (LID)

  • Parking Funds

  • New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits

  • Historic Tax Credits and Freezes

  • Development agreements

City Cluster Development Experience in Southern California

Huasha Liu, Director of Land Use and Environmental Planning of Southern California Association of Governments


  • Region’s Shared Vision for its Future

  • What We Do

  • RTP/SCS and Implementation Plan

  • Plan Implementation: Sustainability Planning Grant Projects; Active Transportation Program (ATP); GoHuman; SCAG Technical Assistance.

Intelligent Mobility and the Future of Parking

Andrew Pickford, MVA Hong Kong Limited


  • About

  • Current approaches: Technologies and operations for payment; Space availability and guidance; Vehicle search.

  • The future of parking: Connected vehicles; Integrated Mobility; towards a driverless future.

  • Summary and conclusions: Parking can be considered as an integral part of traffic management and, for publicly-owned capacity, travel demand management strategy; Innovations in off- and on-road parking; A driverless future focuses on access to transport rather than ownership of it; parking demand may be redistributed towards areas of lower land value rather than trip destination.

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