Influences of Intercity Transportation on Economic Development

City University of Hong KongのJin Murakami博士をお招きして,都市間交通と経済開発に関する特別講演をしていただきます.詳細は,以下の通りです.ご関心のある方は是非ともご参加ください.
1. 日時:2016年7月19日(火)18:00-19:00
2. 場所:東京大学本郷キャンパス工学部11号館階国際プロジェクト研究室セミナールーム
3. 発表タイトル:Influences of Intercity Transportation on Economic Development: Review and Spatial Evidence from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Beyond(発表内容の概略については,英文をご覧ください)
4. Jin Murakami博士について:1999年に東京大学で修士号を取得後,横浜市勤務を経て,カリフォルニア大学バークレー校でPhDを取得.現在,香港城市大学にてAssistant Professorをしている.専門は,公共交通指向型開発(TOD),交通と土地利用,土地政策など.詳細は,英文をご覧下さい.
5. 言語:英語と日本語
6. 参加費:無料(終了後,簡単な懇親会があります)
7. 出席について:出席を希望される方は,事前に寒川朋子(samukawa[@]までご連絡ください.
8. お問い合わせ:東京大学大学院工学系研究科 加藤浩徳教授(kato[@]
Announcement about Special International Seminar on Inter-city Transportation and Economic Development
We would like to cordially invite you to attend a special international seminar on inter-city transportation and economic development where Dr Jin Murakami, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will make a presentation about his latest research achievements. Anybody who is concerned with this seminar can join it. The details are shown below. Please contact Prof. Hironori Kato (kato[@] for more details.
1. Time and date: 18:00-19:00, July 19 (Tuesday), 2016
2. Place: Seminar Room of International Project lab, Engineering Building No.11, Hongo Campus The University of Tokyo (Campus map is available at
3. Presentation title: Influences of Intercity Transportation on Economic Development: Review and Spatial Evidence from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Beyond
4. Presenter: Jin Murakami, Ph.D., Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
5. Abstract:
High-Speed Rail (HSR) development programs have popularly been introduced, funded, and promoted along with airport improvement programs and urban (intracity) transit projects in American, European and Asian city-regions, including Hong Kong and Mainland China. Such multibillion-dollar intercity transportation projects are often justified not simply based on their direct passenger benefits but rather their indirect economic development benefits (e.g., accessibility and agglomeration benefits) conferred in first-tier cities of the regional or global economic system. Despite the increased importance of HSR in urban and regional planning, its spatial impacts remain uncertain and debatable due to the complexity of polycentric and redistributive economic development processes in global-local contexts.
This research reviews the literature on intercity transportation investment and shows our preliminary analysis on dynamic changes in intercity access and intracity agglomeration features, so-called “node-place” characteristics of contemporary cities in theoretical and empirical manners. The spatial transformations measured could imply that the influences of intercity passenger transportation together with last-mile transportation services and local land policies on intra-city business agglomeration patterns are redistributive rather than generative within a metropolis. While some claim that the net economic development benefits of HSR alone will unlikely be large enough to cover the full lifecycle costs of HSR in an automobile-oriented society, this study discusses that the indirect accessibility and agglomeration benefits leveraged by intermodal transportation planning and transit-supportive land policies that maximize geographic efficiency and appeal to high value-added businesses could help tilt the benefit-cost equation in HSR`s favor, particularly in global- and regional-hub status cities. This research also gives rise to the issue of whether HSR encourages the spatial division of business entities and leads to social inequity problems within a city-region, accompanied by other multibillion-dollar investments in urban rail and regional airport systems.
6. Key Words: High-Speed Rail and Hub-Airport; Economic Development; Land Administration; Last-mile Cost Issue; Employment Location; Agglomeration Economies
7. Short bio of presenter
Dr. Jin Murakami is a transnational city planner and academic researcher. He is currently an Assistant Professor/Associate Program Leader in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He has specialized in the areas of transportation and land use, spatial planning and economic development in globalization, and project management and land policy. His research focuses principally on “spatial”, “financial”, and “technological” matters that influence city-regions` global competitiveness and local livability. His recent projects include an international study of transit-oriented developments (TODs) across Asia and North America, an empirical analysis of the impacts of railway network evolution and airport access improvement on business agglomeration patterns in U.S. metropolitan areas, a spatial analysis of the interaction between HSR and urban development in American, Japanese and Chinese city-regions, megaprojects and value capture opportunities in Asian capitalist cities. Dr. Murakami completed his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). He was previously working as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) at the University of California – Berkeley and the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC). For further information about Dr. Jin Murakami, visit his website @
8. Participation: Free of charge. Please contact Ms Tomoko Samukawa (samukawa[@] for your participation.
9. Language: English and/or Japanese
10. Contact: Professor Hironori Kato, The University of Tokyo (kato[@]