International Symposium on Mainstreaming Quality of Life in Evaluation of Transport and Spatial Planning

Event | 19 April 2021
Online

Time of event

16:45–21:30 Tokyo time

Summary

Quality of life evaluation of transport infrastructure measures project performance relative to its impact on individual happiness and social burden. Quality of life evaluation’s integrated approach could also boost transport infrastructure policymaking and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Chubu University has been a leader of quality of life evaluation research within the sector, conducting a three-year road transport study supported by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

This ADBI-Chubu University-World Conference on Transport Research Society international symposium examined quality of life transport infrastructure evaluation, spatial planning, and their implications for developing Asia. The focus was on quality of life evaluation’s principles, application, and sustainable growth benefits, drawing upon case studies from France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The symposium was supported by the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism; the Japanese Association of The Club of Rome; and the Chubu Region Sustainable Development Goals Platform.

Objectives
  • Explore transport infrastructure quality of life evaluation and its impacts
  • Assess country-level case studies and policy lessons for developing Asia
  • Discuss ways to improve quality of life through transport project development and spatial planning
Participants
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of transport infrastructure quality of life evaluation and its implications
  • Knowledge and experience-sharing for strengthening the quality of life benefits of transport project development and spatial planning
  • Research presented during the symposium will be considered for inclusion in a related book
Partner
  • Chubu University
  • World Conference on Transport Research Society
Conference Presentations

Session 1.1: From Wider Impacts to Transformational Impacts: The Developing UK Agenda for Major Projects
Roger Vickerman, Emeritus Professor

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Session 1.2: Wider Economic Impacts - Planning Process in Germany
Werner Rothengatter, Emeritus Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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Session 1.3: Appraisal Methodologies and Urban Transport Investments in France: Toward an “Accessibility Turn”
Yves Crozet, Emeritus Professor, LET, University of Lyon II, France

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Session 1.4: Evaluation of Road Projects in Japan: Efforts to Evaluate Disaster Prevention
Mitsuhiro Yao, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

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Session 2.1: QOL Accessibility Method + Case (Singapore, Nanjing, Indian HSR, COVID-19)
Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Distinguished Professor, Chubu University, Japan

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Session 2.2: QOL Accessibility Method Extension to Evaluate Transport Sector's Contribution for SDGs achievement
Hiroyuki Takeshita, Senior Assistant Professor, Chubu University, Japan

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Session 2.3: Japan Practice of QOL application to Motorways and Street Design
Hiroyoshi Morita, Senior Manager, Nippon Consultants Co.-Ltd., Japan

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Session 2.4: Applications of Individual QOL-Based Approach to Evaluation of Smart Shrinkage
Noriyasu Kachi, Associate Professor, Toyo University, Japan

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English, Japanese