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“Public Transport-Oriented TOD Comprehensive Development and International Experience Reference Summit Forum”

The 6th Public Transport-oriented TOD Comprehensive Development and International Experience Reference Summit Forum was successfully held in Xi'an from August 10th to August 11th, 2019! The forum invited nearly 30 professional guests to share their development and design with their wonderful TOD projects, and to see the direction of TOD model in China.

Haskoll China as the supporting company of this forum, Dr. Yang Zhen, the Managing Director of China, was invited to attend the first “TOD Experience and Practice Theme Report and Cloud Dialogue” on the afternoon of August 10, and was presented as the guest speaker. The topic is "TOD project commercial space planning and design". 

As an expert in commercial design, Haskoll has been involved in lots of TOD projects for many years. The most famous is the Grand Central Birmingham project at Central Station in Birmingham, England.

Grand Central, Brimingham, UK

In this forum, the TOD field experts from all around the world gave keynote speeches on the following six core issues:
• Policies and regulations as well as investment and financing reform and innovation for comprehensive development and utilization of rail transit stations and surrounding land
• Public transportation-oriented TOD comprehensive development rules and theories
• Coordinating planning, design and control of public transport-oriented TOD integration development
• Experience and practice of comprehensive development of public transportation-oriented TOD
• Big data and TOD intelligent transportation system construction
• New theory, new technology and new process for developing environmental noise and vibration control for rail transit

Highlights (parts)

Forum Background:
By the end of 2018, China's urban rail transit mileage reached 5,093.48 kilometers. According to preliminary statistics from China Rail Transit Network, by the end of 2018, there were 154 urban rail transit lines and 3,322 stations with a total mileage of 5,093.48 kilometers. There are 198 lines under construction and 3,396 stations, with a mileage of 5,594.224 kilometers. In 2018, there were 28 new construction lines and 395 stations with a mileage of 608.45 kilometers. There are 25 new operating lines and 337 stations with a mileage of 603.93 kilometers. China's urban rail transit construction is in the ascendant, and the increasing scarcity of land in large cities and the convenience of rail transit have led the industry to focus on the comprehensive development of the rail transit station, namely the public transport-oriented development model - TOD (Transit-oriented development). The public transport-oriented urban development model (TOD) has attracted widespread attention from global planning scholars since it was proposed by American scholar Professor Calthorpe in 1993. This is a planning and design approach that maximizes the use of rail transit when planning a residential or commercial area. In the early 1990s, land use development strategies led by public transportation began to be promoted and applied in some developed countries and regions. Today, it has been regarded as a planning concept to alleviate traffic congestion, urban sprawl, reduce urban energy consumption, and promote sustainable urban development. The United States, Japan and Hong Kong have developed relatively well. In China, the TOD model is also highly sought after. In recent years, it has been promoted in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and other places.