Asia Public Policy Forum

Urban Transport and Land Use in Rapidly Growing Asian Cities 

The 2014 Asia Public Policy Forum “Urban Transport and Land Use in Rapidly Growing Asian Cities” convened central and local government leaders, city planners and officials from transportation agencies, private sector managers, and scholars from Southeast and East Asia to discuss trends in urban transportation and land use and their implications for congestion and sustainability. Policy responses were explored, including coordinated transportation and land use planning, promotion of public and non-motorized transportation, congestion pricing, and managed urban growth. The Forum consisted of commissioned scholarly paper presentations and plenary discussion of the topics raised in these papers. 

The Asia Public Policy Forum is an annual event that brings together scholars, policymakers, and leaders from business and civil society to discuss an issue of rising importance in the region. The objective of the Forum is to promote interaction among such leading thinkers as a means of stimulating policy innovation and information sharing related to an issue of public concern. It is organized by the HKS Indonesia Program at the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia (RFIA), Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Previous forums have addressed energy policy, social safety networks, disaster management, and energy policy.