R7 Demand For Urban Spaces

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R7 Demand For Urban Spaces

  1. 1. How much does 1m 2 of living space cost in Tokyo? ?
  2. 2. In fact, 1m 2 costs a massive £1000! <ul><li>Why do you think that this is? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the reason that a typical flat in Tokyo is only 40m 2 and that does include living, eating and washing space- eeek! </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007 the population of Tokyo was 12.8 million (this is a mega-city as it has more than 10 million people) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why has this happened? <ul><li>Tokyo is a global city (What do you think this means?) </li></ul><ul><li>Many Japanese companies moved their HQ to the city to be close to government and other companies… </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese culture values face-to-face interaction (with businesses too) </li></ul><ul><li>Planners are encouraging growth by allowing the development of the ‘hub’ cities in the Greater Tokyo area </li></ul>
  4. 4. This is the central area of tokyo – see how built up this entire area is! So what will happen in the future?
  5. 5. Alice city in tokyo <ul><li>Named after Alice in Wonderland, this is an underground city comprising of underground spaces for living, with roads, shopping malls, work places and open areas for leisure! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why are living spaces in demand?

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