ULI Asia Pacific Webinar: Transit Oriented Development in a Post-Pandemic World

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April 8
8:00 am - 8:45 am


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*** Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin & Korean will be provided during the webinar.

*** A recording can be obtained afterwards for anyone who registers.

ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme

In recent decades transit oriented development (TOD) has become a global trend for cities, aligning transport infrastructure with development, capitalising on the flows of people to create value as well as increasing urban liveability and sustainability.  The last months have seen a dramatic effect on public transport ridership, with potentially far-reaching ramifications for the finance and operation of operators, developers, landlords and occupiers of TODs as well as for the broader workings of our cities.

On 8 April, ULI will convene a conversation among an infrastructure developer, an investor and a planner to discuss the background, current state and future of TOD in our cities, looking at Asia Pacific and North America specifically. The speakers will share their perspectives on the effects of the coronavirus situation today and into the future, following which there will be an open session for all participants to pose questions and share their thoughts.

Confirmed Discussion Leaders:

Eli Konvitz, Atkins

Eli Konvitz
Director, Urban Development & Design, Atkins
ULI Hong Kong Committee Member

Eli is an urbanist with expertise in strategy and masterplanning; sustainability, resilience, and cities; and policy and research.He has carried out urban development, advisory, and infrastructure projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America for clients across the public, private, and third sectors.

He currently leads Atkins’ urban development consultancy work for South East Asia and is a frequent speaker and contributor at conferences and industry gatherings. Current and recent projects Eli include plans and initiatives for new development and regeneration, large-scale urbanisation, transit-oriented development, tourism and leisure, industrial, and reclamation and waterfront development, with an emphasis on early-stage advice and multidisciplinary strategies for long-term success.Previous work includes climate change strategy and policy, regional strategies, urban integration of transport infrastructure, and pioneering creation of a mechanism in the UK for low-carbon retrofit of existing buildings.

A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Eli was raised in the United States and France, and worked in the UK prior to relocating to Asia.

Leslie Woo, Metrolinx
Leslie Woo
Chief Development Officer, Metrolinx & Infrastructure Ontario
ULI Global Governing Trustee

Leslie Woo is Chief Planning Development Officer (CPDO) for Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario. She has led a career elevating, and inspiring other women to step into the spotlight. An architect, urban planner and land developer, her blog showcasing women city builders, is a legacy project following her Fellowship with the International Women’s Forum. She currently leads efforts to realize additional value from real estate through Transit Oriented Development. As one of Canada’s 2017 Top 100 Most Powerful Women and the 2015 Outstanding Leader by Canada’s Women’s Infrastructure Network, Leslie has gained an international reputation for her views on the future of cities and the importance of women’s role in leading that future.

Webinar Details:

Topic: ULI Asia Pacific Webinar: Transit Oriented Development in a Post-Pandemic World

Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Time: 08:00am – 08:45am (GMT+8)

Fee: Complimentary for ULI Members | USD30 for Non-Members
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Upcoming Webinars:

This new Digital Programme: a platform to connect, learn, and contribute, especially at a time when many of our regional events have had to be cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will be held every Wednesday at 8AM (GMT+8). Upcoming webinars are as follows:

Further details will be shared in due course.

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