Tag Archive: urban planning

Welcome to TOKYO: Urban Change and International Spectacle from the Meiji Period to 2020

Anticipating the arrival of tens of millions of foreign tourists attending the 2020 Olympic Games, the Tokyo municipal government announced in 2014 a long-term city plan aiming to make Tokyo the “world’s best city.” With the Olympic Games a “springboard” … Continue reading →

Tokaido Megalopolis: the megacity region that swallowed Japan

Mega-urbanization poses huge challenges today in Asia.  The Tokaido Megalopolis from Tokyo to Osaka was the first case of this urban scale in Asia, and many of the issues faced by today’s emerging mega-city regions were identified in Tokaido 50 years ago, … Continue reading →

Revitalization of Public Housing

Challenges and Celebrations in Toronto and Japan A talk by Prof. Sayaka Fujii, Tsukuba University Introduced by Prof. André Sorensen, University of Toronto NEW June 12, 2014: lecture slides available for download (pdf) Since 2005, there has been a large-scale … Continue reading →