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Tokyo, as you've never seen it before

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By Harumi Ozawa

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Can this be used to pinpoint and identify developing ‘clusters’? A pandemic is a form of ‘natural’ disaster.

- “Given Japan's exposure to natural disasters, ranging from earthquakes to typhoons, understanding vulnerabilities is key, said Takeda.” -

Can it be used adversely, for example, showing areas where people are congregating and business are not complying with SOE’s?

- “Projection-mapping on top of the model offers a range of information -- including where businesses and populations are concentrated.’ -

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The lack of green space in Tokyo is horrific.

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I'm wondering if this can be used to track he Tokyo Crow population.

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Do Japanese hate green space that much?

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I see a lot of green in that first picture.

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Very oool.

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It probably already exists on different websites, but it would be good to have an online map with differently coloured overlays for the data they are using here.

Project mapping onto a 3D map is cool, but not essential to get the same message across.

Some of the butchered roadside trees are sycamores, a copy of the trees that line the Champs-Élysées and the Thames in London and easily recognizable from blotchy bark and similar leaves to the maple on the Canadian flag. Sycamores are huge spreading trees that are provide great shade on a 70m wide European street but don't work on narrow Japanese ones. They should be replaced with more upright and compact trees, such as katsura. You can see full size unpruned sycamores in Shinjuku Gyoen.

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Tokyo the world’s ugliest city. Exactly zero city planning!

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Tokyo, as you've never seen it before.

And as you'll never see it again.

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The lack of green space in Tokyo is horrific.

Tokyo has more parks than most other big cities I’ve been to. I enjoy going to a new one every time.

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This 3-D projection mapping will hopefully spread wider for all regional cities as well. Easy to comprehend zones and concentrations for any number of things.

And re greenspaces - here are a few major cities and their %s of greenspace (some accounts vary slightly)

Tokyo - 7.5%

London - 33%

Sydney - 46%

N.Y. - 27%

Singapore - 47%

Seoul - 27%

Shanghai - 16%

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dredlew

Tokyo has more parks than most other big cities I’ve been to. I enjoy going to a new one every time.

...how about natural forests, meadows, and such, not engineered and built by humans?

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Tokyo is just a massive concrete miasma without end.

I have an allergic reaction when flying over it...

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here are a few major cities and their %s of greenspace

Those numbers (source: worldcitiescultureforum) include all the governing area that a certain city border includes, e.g. HongKong includes all the New Territories and therefore reaches 40%, on the other hand if you compare Paris, which has a very tight city limit comparable to Tokyo, it's just 9%. Taipei, although surrounded by a lot of green has in its tight city limits just 3% of green space. So, those numbers cannot be compared unless you also take the city border into account. If you actually took the whole of Tokyo, which stretches west far into the mountains, the number would be totally different.

I have an allergic reaction when flying over it...

Then why do you do it?

Exactly zero city planning!

While this of course is untrue, but the mix makes this city very interesting and adventurous building wise, never gets boring when walking though the wards.

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Concrete jungles where is the trees?

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The lack of green space in Tokyo is horrific.

one of the reason I moved outside

1- no green

2- life too much expensive

3- rental and parking crazy

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Humans need green, however for daily life I'm quite satisfied with lots of indoor and deck plants, the gorgeous hydrangea and other greenery on sidewalks all over Tokyo, and local parks. Building vertically and infill (using property in the city, tearing down old buildings and using the space for new ones) allows natural green spaces outside the urban growth boundary to flourish. We can easily get to wilder spaces, parks, hiking areas.

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