On average, people working in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area spend about 140 minutes per day commuting.
Assuming they work 20 days a month, that totals approximately 560 hours, or about 23 days a year.
If only those 23 days could be used to meet interesting people, learn and experience new things...
Just imagine the possibilities.
A city protected from earthquakes and other disasters, protection that not only saves lives and assets but shields and protects the values and qualities that foster a city's growth and potential.
Just imagine the feeling of security and safety if you lived in such a city that withstands major earthquakes.
The touch of leaves. The fragrance of the grass.
The crackle of fallen leaves underfoot.
The deeper colors of ripening fruit and vegetables.
Moonlight --The singing of crickets in autumn.
If the wonders of nature existed next door to your city life...Just imagine how different every day would be.
Comparison of City between New York and Tokyo
The diverse issues presented by Tokyo's urban structure of dense development in the horizontal plane and relatively low vertical development can be studied in comparison with other international cities.
Manhattan is organized in large city blocks with a highly orderly and systematic road network. Here rows of ultra high-rise structures that serve as offices, residences, hotels and other facilities line the streets. On the other hand, Tokyo consists of small blocks packed with small buildings, and presents a rather disorderly cityscape.
If Manhattan were to be described as a vertically oriented city, Tokyo would, in contrast, be aptly described as a planar city. Because land usage in central Tokyo is highly inefficient, factors such as overpopulation and the flow of industry to the suburbs has created an expansion of urban areas, resulting in a huge, sprawling metropolis.
In order to achieve more intelligent integrated land utilization and the formation of an enhanced urban environment, the construction of ultrahigh-rise structures is the most effective approach.
“Vertical Garden Cities” is the concept behind our proposals for building cities.
By assembling land that has been subdivided into small parcels into a large block and then consolidating building needs in high-rise structures while exploiting man-made foundations and underground space, this approach can free a vast amount of open space at the ground level.
Through “vertical” land development that makes intelligent use of ultrahigh-rise structures as well as underground space, we can create a “compact city” that enhances the efficiency of urban infrastructure, such as rail transportation and road systems, while systematically integrating diverse urban functions, including work, residence/living, entertainment, education, and commercial/retail.
Intelligent and efficient land utilization creates not only an “eco-friendly city” with a pleasurable environment that contributes to reduced CO2 emissions and other benefits, but also a comfortable, safe and secure “sustainable city” that is resistant to earthquakes and enduring.