San José

Learning From Tokyo

Lunchtime Forum

Photo by Flickr user Mathias Apitz.

Tokyo, as a high-tech, globally connected waterfront city that contends with frequent earthquakes, is a fascinating counterpoint to the Bay Area. Though the similarities end there. It has one of the world’s best transportation systems and has built enough housing to remain affordable, but its relentless density and culture of unsentimental self-demolition can be jarring. Come gain insights and lessons from our recent study trip.

+ Ben Grant / SPUR
+ Keiko Murayama / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
+ Rob Steinberg / Steinberg Hart
+ Egon Terplan / SPUR


Free for SPUR members.
$10 for non-members.

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