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Things we can learn from zoning

EssayWest Point Grey neighborhood , Vancouver ・ September 19, 2018

The other day I've participated in a walking tour which had a quite unique catchphrase - "Vancouver's Worst Zoning?". The event was organized by Abundant Housing Vancouver, which is a pro-housing group... Keep Reading →

This is not about race, but it is - thinking about white gentrification in "Black Beverly Hills"

Essay Los Angeles ・ July 9, 2018

Recently I got to know a little bit about a neighborhood in LA called View Park, which later I discovered is called "Black Beverly Hills" - as opposed to its dominantly white counterpart. Frank Ocean's... Keep Reading →

Hip-Hop architecture

Essay Los Angeles ・ July 1, 2018

Several days ago I got to know a brand new theory (at least for me) that is called "Hip-Hop Architecture" by participating an event hosted by MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. It featured... Keep Reading →

The urbanist’s guide to video games!

Essay Elsewhere ・ June 26, 2018

Few months ago a friend of mine showed me a very interesting website that blew my mind — Parable of Polygons: an playable post on the shape of society. It shows a simulation of segregation that is playfully... Keep Reading →

9 beautiful books on urban analysis and research

Essay Elsewhere ・ May 25, 2018

There are many great books out there on urban planning and design, but I realized not many of them quite sum up the full scope of roles of urban analysis and research. I believe that analytical process... Keep Reading →

What I learned at “Renovation School” in Tokyo

EssayIkegami , Tokyo ・ May 14, 2018

Have you ever heard of the “Renovation School” in Japan? You might already know that Japan is experiencing a rapid degeneration due to the declining population. This decline raises a lot of social issues... Keep Reading →

Event report: “Hack My City” — Connecting the Urban Scales from XS to XL

Essay100Banch , Tokyo ・ March 13, 2018

In March 2018, some of my colleagues and I had an opportunity to invite some of the most prominent practitioners in the field of urban community planning in Japan to our one-day event “Hack my City”. The... Keep Reading →

Urbanist MeetUp Tokyo: Examining the role of “urbanists” in improving urban life in Tokyo

Essay100Banch , Tokyo ・ December 12, 2017

Last year, I organized an “Urbanist Meetup Tokyo”, and this post aims to discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration among the people who understand urbanity and love the cities we live in... Keep Reading →
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