How does Tokyo capitalize on the momentum of the 2020 Olympics to ensure its urban future?
Cities as established as Tokyo rarely see the opportunity to redefine themselves. In the next five years the investments in Tokyo offer an opportunity to capitalize on forthcoming innovations to create livable space for citizens, and redesign urban infrastructure to handle population changes.
In the run up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Google Japan, in partnership with NewCities Foundation and Mitsubishi estate, convened a group of the hundred most influential urban leaders and thinkers on September 11, 2015. The day-long event focused on how Tokyo can best use the Olympics as a catalyst to become one of the world’s most innovative and livable cities.
Three main areas of change can ensure Tokyo’s future and the successful legacy of the Olympics: