The 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.