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Monday
Aug012016

東京オリンピックレガシーの提案:ナビゲーション・インフラストラクチャー

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2020年のオリンピック開催都市として選出された東京では各種の施設やインフラの設備などがすでに始まっています。オリンピック開催を機に「長期にわたる、特にポジティブな影響」は「オリンピック・レガシー」と呼ばれ、社会において持続的な効果を与えます。1964年の東京オリンピックでは、首都高速道路の整備や東海道新幹線などがレガシーとして上げられます。ゲンスラー東京では、2014年より2020年開催の東京オリンピックに向けたオリンピック・レガシー構築の為のプロジェクトを開始しました。アイデア立案にあたり、「東京都の将来戦略」、「過去のオリンピックレガシー」、そして「東京の都市機能における問題点」の調査を行いました。

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Monday
Aug012016

Tokyo Olympic Legacy: Navigation Infrastructure

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Tokyo is the second largest city in the world. Futuristic, vibrant and dense, this thriving metropolis is set to host their second Olympic Games in the summer of 2020, and it will make substantial infrastructural investments in preparation for the games. Hosting the Olympic Games require hefty investments, and many cities have been criticized for letting massive structures go to waste. But the Japanese are renowned for their resourcefulness when it comes to space. The city already boasts great examples of positive Olympic legacies, such as the Tokaido Shinkansen, the high-speed railway and a network of toll expressways in and around the greater Tokyo area; both were built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and have been dutifully serving the community since.

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Friday
Jul152016

Uncovering Providencia: Gensler Goes to Venice Biennale

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In April and May, Gensler made its first appearance at the La Biennale di Venezia (15th International Architecture Exhibition) and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. The challenge: to envision a “living plan” for a new port town in the Amazon as a model of sustainable development—in the form of a dinner table installation.

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Friday
Jun172016

Unleashing the #PowerOfUs

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On June 11, I had the privilege of giving a TEDx talk, at TEDxBrum, sharing a platform with Birmingham’s most pioneering thinkers from across every discipline, background and culture. I came away not just with a wealth of inspiration and ideas, but also a heightened curiosity of what, collectively, could be achieved by this heterogeneous metropolis if we unleashed the #PowerOfUs.

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Wednesday
Mar092016

Great Streets Make Great Communities 

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In Los Angeles, more land is dedicated to streets and parking than anywhere else in America. At 7,500 centerline miles, streets constitute 15 percent of all land in the City of Los Angeles while over 14 percent of land in the county is dedicated to parking. In 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti established the Great Streets imitative to activate this land and further bolster local economies, public safety, and different cultures present throughout Los Angeles.

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