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Monday
Mar062017

LA Forward: Embracing the Future of Mobility

Future visions for aligning mobility and development – LA Forward. Image © Gensler

Ask anyone who lives in, or has visited Los Angeles, and they’ll tell you their least favorite part of our city is the traffic. We agree; it’s one of our city’s great challenges. Los Angeles has recovered from the great recession of 2008 and we see tremendous growth physically and economically. The issue is that recent development has tended to spread jobs and housing across the city, away from transit, limiting our ability to efficiently and easily move around Los Angeles.

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Wednesday
Mar012017

LA Forward: Creating Vibrant Neighborhoods

Confidential mixed-use project. Image © Gensler

Los Angeles is city that has as many neighborhoods as it does languages it speaks. The diversity in the makeup of our neighborhoods is one of our city’s greatest assets. From our quiet residential suburbs with agrarian roots to our bustling urban core with soaring high rises, our city is continually changing. We acknowledge that growth and increased density is not just probable, it is inevitable.

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Monday
Feb272017

What Makes My City Livable? Moving LA Forward. 

Image © Gensler

As designers and urbanists, we take an optimistic view of the future of cities. Living and working in the City of Los Angeles, we believe in the transformative power of moving forward. We envision Los Angeles as a city comprised of thriving cultures, expansive innovation, vibrant communities and social cohesiveness. Los Angeles can be a model of collaborative evolution, forward-thinking development and a bastion of exploration.

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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

Image courtesy of Flickr user Shuets Udono

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

Image courtesy of Flickr user Shuets Udono

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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