Two Modes of Tokyo Temporalities : Shibuya and Taito under-construction everyday life

Medina Gavilanes, Ana Gabriela (2017). Two Modes of Tokyo Temporalities : Shibuya and Taito under-construction everyday life. In: "The4th International Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2017)", 29-30 abril, Hiroshima.

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Title: Two Modes of Tokyo Temporalities : Shibuya and Taito under-construction everyday life
Author/s:
  • Medina Gavilanes, Ana Gabriela
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: The4th International Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2017)
Event Dates: 29-30 abril
Event Location: Hiroshima
Title of Book: COHDA 2017 : The 4th Conference on Human Development in Asia
Date: 2017
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: urban plan; temporality; everyday life; common spaces; identity
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Shibuya as one of the most commercial, entertaining, and fashionable districts in Tokyo, attracts thousands of people every day. In this ward, there is currently the development of a large-scale urban plan that lasts seventeen years. It is centralized and includes the reconstruction of the train station and the development of new skyscrapers, altering consequently the physicality and identity of the area. Taito is one of the shitamachi wards, being mostly residential but also including and being surrounded by some of the most important Tokyo’s landmarks, bringing thousands of people every day. Ongoing construction projects that are being developed simultaneously in Taito are changing in an intensive way the socio-spatial features of the area. These two different approaches to urban planning affect directly the local way of living, for what people need to adapt, create or reinvent their relationship with the environment. On the one hand, there is a commercial response to the planning in Shibuya in a small scale that somehow mitigates the characteristic chaotic flow. On the other hand, there is a residential aspect in Taito that incentivizes people to engage in a domestic way with the exterior. These two approaches enact as human-scale behaviours that produce what we denominate as common spaces. Because Tokyo is constantly under construction, it is in a permanently temporary state, purpose of the paper is to discuss the human scale reaction to these two mega urban plans: in time and in space.

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Item ID: 50628
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50628/
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 May 2018 07:06
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 07:06
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