Mihama American Village: A Story on the Land Formerly Occupied by the U.S. Military
We recently visited Mihama American Village, a large entertainment complex located in the central part of Okinawa main island, Japan. The motivation of our visit wasn't the entertainment per se - rather... Keep Reading →
Things We Can Learn from Zoning
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 →
先日、とてもユニークなタイトルに魅かれ、あるウォーキングツアーに参加した。その名も、「バンクーバーの最悪なゾーニング」。バンクーバーの住宅不足問題に取り組む、Abundant Housing... 読み続ける →
This Is Not About Race, but It Is - Thinking About White Gentrification In "Black Beverly Hills"
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 →
The Urbanist’s Guide to Video Games!
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 →
数か月前、友人がとても興味深いWebサイトを見せてくれた。ノーベル経済学賞を受賞したゲーム理論学者のトーマス・シェリング氏が提唱した、Parable of Polygons（人種隔離シュミレーション）だ... 読み続ける →
9 Beautiful Books on Urban Analysis And Research
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
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
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 →