ABOUT THE TOD KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS
The TOD Knowledge Products bring together knowledge resources from multiple sources and countries that help in breaking down the concept of TOD for application in cities from World Bank client countries. The World Bank, through its Community of Practice (CoP), and the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC), identified the need for such a resource through their work with over 30 cities on TOD at all scales across all geographic regions. The Community of Practice focuses on supporting TOD assessment and implementation, expanding the available TOD knowledge base and leveraging partnerships with other global think-tanks and agencies
These new Knowledge Resources are the first comprehensive attempt by the World Bank Community of Practice (CoP) to provide an implementation-focused guide to plan and implement successful TODs. With increased investment in mass rapid transit systems, the time is opportune to prepare a compendium of resources that help TOD stakeholders address how integrated land use and transit can serve as a tool to initiate a paradigm shift in transforming the future of the growing number of cities in World Bank client countries.
What are the TOD Knowledge Products?
The purpose of the TOD Knowledge Resources is to provide a one-stop resource for practitioners, city leaders, stakeholders, and academics to support TOD implementation. The TOD Knowledge Resources are a self-contained, in-depth resource base that includes information on the objectives to be achieved in each topic area, case studies of a range of solutions and best practices from around the world, with a focus on World Bank client countries. This project provides an important opportunity to familiarize local practitioners with widely recognized approaches in dealing with these problems through the lens of a TOD-driven approach, while adapting and enhancing the solutions for development context in World Bank client countries. The main objectives of the toolkit include:
- Creating a comprehensive TOD Knowledge Resource that reiterates the basic arguments for TOD, with a stronger emphasis on detailed design requirements and implementation mechanisms.
- Combining policy best practices with design and financial case studies, with a focus on low and middle-income countries.
- Creating a set of new tools and checklists to assist city lead ers, practitioners, private developers and citizen represent atives in understanding the implementation mechanisms, trade-offs and ‘pros and cons’ of TOD projects.