Asia’s Booming Cities Must Go Green or Risk Disaster 亚洲城市蓬勃发展时需留意绿化及防灾害风险

Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future, said Asian Development Bank (ADB) report in August 2012. One method for doing so, which will be discussed at Transport Oriented Development Asia Conference (TOD Asia) to be held on September 10, 2013 in Shenzhen China, is to adopt a method of designing city developments around urban transportation hubs.

亚洲发展银行(ADB)的2012年8月份的报告指出,亚洲必须现在就为建立绿化,资源环保城市铺路,否则将面临黯淡和环境退化的未来,采用公交城市模式,是其方法之一。 “亚洲交通导向房地产会议”(TODAsia.com)9月10日在中国深圳举行,将讨论围绕城市交通枢纽发展设计的模式。

“Asia has seen unprecedented urban population growth but this has been accompanied by immense stress on the environment,” said Changyong Rhee, ADB’s Chief Economist. “The challenge now is to put in place policies which will reverse that trend and facilitate the development of green technology and green urbanization.”

李昌镛,亚洲发展银行(ADB)首席经济学家指出∶「在亚洲,我们已经看到前所未有的城市人口增长,这伴随着对环境的巨大压力。」,「现在所面临的挑战是,把地区性的政策扭转成促进绿色技术和绿色城市化的发展趋势。」在其2012年度亚太区统计出版物中,亚行审视了地区积极发展城市化带来的相关挑战和机遇,并详细介绍了必要措施,在城市环境可持续发展的同时,以稳定的增长为中心。 Continue reading

“交通导向房地产发展会议” 将在深圳召开

“交通导向房地产发展会议”,一个汇聚顶级国际专家和政府领导的最具权威性会议,为未来中国交通及物业发展进行专题演讲,会议将於9月在深圳举行,主题是 “新中国的交通与物业发展密不可分”。

交通导向的发展项目是走在城市丶交通规划和经济的最新趋势,这是为何数百名政府领导丶城市规划者丶公交车和铁路运营商等多名听众出席,从本地和国际级专家的演讲发言中,了解详细的规定和最佳的发展机会。 Continue reading

Transportation and property development are inseparable in the new China

Planning of transportation networks from bike paths to metros to airports and urban property development have become inseparable as Chinese cities expand leading to a boom of transit/transport oriented development (TOD).
In the past property development often took place without full appraisal of the surrounding transportation infrastructure, meanwhile the city metros, were built and financed by the state without taking full advantage of the increases in property values of the land surrounding them. This situation has radically changed. Continue reading

New Development and Financing Models Examined at Transport Oriented Development Asia Conference 2013

rail-in-city-smallThe economics, logistics and benefits of property plus transport hub development models have industry leaders talking at Facility Media’s Transport Oriented Development Conference in 2013.

As the first of its kind in Asia attending TOD Asia will put you and your organization on the cutting edge of urban planning, infrastructure and property development as Asian urbanism develops over the 21st century. During this period no one disputes that Asia will see a massive increase in urban populations while facing increasing pressure to provide the resources of power, water and transportation while minimising environmental impact and improving residents’ quality of lives.

Sweeping across Asia is a new trend that promises to meet these challenges by bringing infrastructure, property and commercial development in both new and existing cities. TOD had its origins in the ‘rail + property’ model pioneered in cities such as Hong Kong, where the sales of real estate development properties around metropolitan railway stations financed the building of the railway. Slowly the concept has grown until, with tweaks in the model and a flexible approach by both governments and private sector, it has exploded into a truly integrated win-win real estate model. Now the property developments cover not just rail and road interchanges but are centered around sea and air transportation options.

In their first incarnation transit oriented development options provided financing for the initial capital cost of the railway and station infrastructure. Through careful planning of transport, property and public services around the site each station could be designed in such a way so as to maximize ridership and commercial and residential real estate items to cover initial development costs for the public infrastructure.  Today the model has advanced still further.

Not only can property sales cover capital costs but commercial developments such as profitable shopping centres and office towers rental income can be held and used to finance ongoing running and maintenance costs. Public transportation has become a public service that yields a profit through careful planning and management.

At the TOD Asia conference top advisors and owners of projects will join together to discuss the opportunities that exist within the sector. The conference will start with an over view delivered by public transportation and development companies that are delivering these projects today. They will look to the opportunities and challenges presented by TOD in various Asian locations including a history of rail + property developments through to modern master-planned multi-modal transportation interchange based development. There will be an emphasis on how to grasp the advantages of this form of development and integrate multiple elements. TOD is happening already, speakers will discuss what is working and a global and local context.

After hearing from regional case studies speakers will turn to the important topic of financing models and how this can work using real examples from the Asian context.  For example, in China city planners are looking to turn public transportation companies into property developers in their own right rather than just offering the proceeds of sale of land funds. In cities looking to create a case for transportation infrastructure development speakers will address how to create the business case, lifecycle costing and funding models.

The importance of master planning is at the core of the TOD concept. The model simply doesn’t work with out it however each TOD plan needs to be different depending on the local conditions. For example not every stop on a metro can accommodate large scale commercial development and TOD developments differ from other mixed use developments. Pulling together each of the various elements takes skill and experienced advisors.

It is a misconception that TOD must be integrated with a metro rail project.  In many cases transportation planners will advise that a rapid bus or alternative option is preferred. At TOS Asia Conference speakers will discuss the myriad of transportation options as well as drilling into the details of multi modal transportation interchange configurations and the human traffic flow therein. In particular GIS and BIM are used to create models suitable for the particular situation.

When phasing a TOD Development balancing feeder and central transportation nodes is an important part of the planning process however, even in so called new town environments it is unusual that the developments will be in an entirely green field site.  As such in the afternoon speakers will look at case studies of how to develop TOD within an existing urban fabric. Resumption of land strategies and developmental options that retail local flair while maximizing value will be explored.

What makes people want to live in and use public transportation is the residential community that speaks to people’s desire for convenience while recognizing the aspirations of Asia’s urban dwellers. Successfully combining high-density, highly liveable environments with leisure and recreational spaces in a safe and green community can be a challenge – yet case studies at TOD Asia prove that it can be achieved.

Attracting private sector participation in TOD projects is the final key to its success. The trend towards live, work, play communities opens up many opportunities but can only be successful through both private sector funding and buy-in. Significant profit and expertise can be leverages through experienced regional experts while retail and commercial operators can create the buzz that makes the development happen. Having their early participation and input is a gift to be managed wisely with advice from experienced professionals.  Join the TOD Asia Conference and find out more!

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TRANSPORT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ASIA CONFERNCE 2013

Transport Oriented Development Asia Conference 2013
亚洲交通导向发展会议 2013

The economics, logistics and benefits of property plus transport hub development models
经济、物流与房地产利益 + 交通枢纽的发展模式

As the first of its kind in Asia attending TOD Asia will put you and your organization on the cutting edge of urban planning, infrastructure and property development as Asian urbanism develops over the 21st century. During this period no one disputes that Asia will see a massive increase in urban populations while facing increasing pressure to provide the resources of power, water and transportation while minimising environmental impact and improving residents’ quality of lives.

Sweeping across Asia is a new trend that promises to meet these challenges by bringing infrastructure, property and commercial development in both new and existing cities. TOD had its origins in the ‘rail + property’ model pioneered in cities such as Hong Kong, where the sales of real estate development properties around metropolitan railway stations financed the building of the railway. Slowly the concept has grown until, with tweaks in the model and a flexible approach by both governments and private sector, it has exploded into a truly integrated win-win real estate model. Now the property developments cover not just rail and road interchanges but are centered around sea and air transportation options. In addition these property developments can cover the public transportation running costs.

在亚洲首次举办的「亚洲交通导向发展会议」,向参与者提供城市计画丶基建设施和房地产发展的专业最新信息,引领您及您的机构迈向崭新的城市发展模式。随着亚洲地区都市化跨越21世纪以来的发展,庞大的都市人口增长,无可否认对能源丶食水供应和交通运输带来极沉重的压力。会议将探讨在城镇急速发展的同时,怎样减低对环境的影响及改善居民的生活质素。

为应付在新兴及现有城市在基础建设丶房地产及商业发展上所面临的挑战,一股新趋势正在形成并席卷亚洲。「亚洲交通导向发展会议」以正实行「鐡路 + 物业」模式的先驱城市如香港作为蓝本,剖析其铁路沿线的都市计画与房地产发展的配合调整,加上政府及私营机构均大力推动具弹性的发展方案,导致此规划概念日趋成熟,终成为一个双嬴的综合性房地产模式。现时房地产的发展不再局限於围绕铁路和道路交汇点,而是以沿海边或航空交通地点为发展重心。此外,公共交通的运作成本与此模式的房地产发展可达致相辅相成之效。

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