In Europe and elsewhere, the decision-making on transport, mobility and infrastructures on the one hand and area development on the other hand often still takes place in separated policy arenas. The separation of the sectors is not only apparent in the policies and the projects, but the planners, the funds, the instruments and measures involved often have primarily a sector orientation as well. It leads, in practice, to suboptimal investments such as unnecessary infrastructure expansions, expensive location choices for urban development and missed opportunities to achieve synergies from land use transport integration (LUTI). Though many studies have demonstrated these synergy effects, the application of the knowledge on these relations that comes out of these studies in decision-making processes related to LUTI implementation still seems limited, for one thing because the information often is not available for a specific project in a transparent way. This limited transparency with respect to the potential synergy effects of a LUTI implementation strategy may also withhold stakeholders from the implementation of innovative planning interventions, ranging from value capture mechanisms to inclusive transport concessions, that do target these synergies.
In this lecture I explore the new challenges for governments with respect to the integration of transport and land use planning and the efficient use of different types of value capture tools. In order to integrate decision-making on mobility, infrastructure and urban development, we propose to develop an integrated serious game environment for TOD development that supports decision-making proposes and tests the usefulness of various value capture tools.
About the Speaker:
Prof. Erwin van der Krabben (1966) studied Town and Country Planning at Radboud University (MA 1990) and holds a PhD in Economics (Tilburg University, 1995). In 1996 he cofounded the Dutch real estate consultancy firm Stec Groep. From 1999 until 2004 he worked with two other Dutch real estate consultancy firms. In 2004 he became a full-time academic and started working in Radboud University, Department of Urban Planning where he was appointed as Professor of Urban Planning and Property Development in 2010. He also holds a (part-time) position as a Professor of Real Estate in the School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (Belfast, Northern Ireland) and as a visiting professor to Hong Kong University, Department of Urban Planning and Design and Department of Real Estate and Construction. His research focuses on urban planning and its relations with land and real estate markets, land policy and value capturing and he is and has been involved in international research projects both in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Currently he also holds a fellowship with the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy – China Program. He published extensively in international urban planning and real estate journals, regularly advises local, regional and national governments, and has given key notes at many international conferences.
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