Let’s Make Japan a Leader in Urban BiodiversityA presentation by Jared Braiterman of Tokyo Green Space at TEDxSeeds in Yok...
URBAN SATOYAMAThank you for inviting me to speak about Tokyo Green Space. My work is about inviting nature intothe city.Il...
Is urban satoyama possible?Image credit: Luis Mendo, Good Inc   Tokyo Green Space
DAILY URBAN LIFECity spaces are crowded and full of hard surfaces.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai                     Tok...
It’s easy to forget about nature in Tokyo.Design credit: Good Inc                      Tokyo Green Space
NO SPACE FOR NATURE?Many people think theres no space for new green space in dense cities.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai...
What’s most important is the imagination for creating new plant life & wildlife habitat in the city.Illustration credit: H...
STREETS AND WALLSWe are not making the most of the space we have in the city.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai             ...
20 to 25% of city space is currently devoted to streets and parking. How would green streets feel?Image credit: IMKW, Gree...
Walls provide 3 times the surface areas of roofs. Why are they so rarely used for plants?Image: Feria nightclub, Roppongi,...
�                         �                       INVITE NATURE TO THE CITYUrban satoyama connects city people with the li...
Wildlife homes                                                                      Birds                     Butterflies ...
� �                  A SINGLE ACTION HAS AN EFFECTA single action affects our environment.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai...
One person’s flower can attract a single butterfly.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai                      Tokyo Green Space
Effects are compounded when friends join together.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai                     Tokyo Green Space
Companies, governments, schools, rail companies, and neighbors can transform daily life in the city.Illustration credit: H...
JAPAN CAN BE A GLOBAL LEADERLet’s work together to make Japan a world leader in living cities.Illustration credit: Hiyoko ...
www.TokyoGreenSpace.comThank you!                                Tokyo Green Space
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  1. 1. Let’s Make Japan a Leader in Urban BiodiversityA presentation by Jared Braiterman of Tokyo Green Space at TEDxSeeds in Yokohama, Japan, on November 20, 2010.Design support from Hiyoko Imai and Luis Mendo of Good Inc. www.TokyoGreenSpace.com
  2. 2. URBAN SATOYAMAThank you for inviting me to speak about Tokyo Green Space. My work is about inviting nature intothe city.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  3. 3. Is urban satoyama possible?Image credit: Luis Mendo, Good Inc Tokyo Green Space
  4. 4. DAILY URBAN LIFECity spaces are crowded and full of hard surfaces.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  5. 5. It’s easy to forget about nature in Tokyo.Design credit: Good Inc Tokyo Green Space
  6. 6. NO SPACE FOR NATURE?Many people think theres no space for new green space in dense cities.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  7. 7. What’s most important is the imagination for creating new plant life & wildlife habitat in the city.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  8. 8. STREETS AND WALLSWe are not making the most of the space we have in the city.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  9. 9. 20 to 25% of city space is currently devoted to streets and parking. How would green streets feel?Image credit: IMKW, Green Island Tokyo Green Space
  10. 10. Walls provide 3 times the surface areas of roofs. Why are they so rarely used for plants?Image: Feria nightclub, Roppongi, Tokyo Tokyo Green Space
  11. 11. � � INVITE NATURE TO THE CITYUrban satoyama connects city people with the living world.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  12. 12. Wildlife homes Birds Butterflies Honey beesLet’s make homes for bugs, butterflies, birds, bees, and small animals.Design credit: Good Inc Tokyo Green Space Insect house Fruit trees Native plants
  13. 13. � � A SINGLE ACTION HAS AN EFFECTA single action affects our environment.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  14. 14. One person’s flower can attract a single butterfly.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  15. 15. Effects are compounded when friends join together.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  16. 16. Companies, governments, schools, rail companies, and neighbors can transform daily life in the city.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  17. 17. JAPAN CAN BE A GLOBAL LEADERLet’s work together to make Japan a world leader in living cities.Illustration credit: Hiyoko Imai Tokyo Green Space
  18. 18. www.TokyoGreenSpace.comThank you! Tokyo Green Space

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