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Asia's Contemporary Waterfronts

Asia’s Contemporary Waterfronts

The waterfronts of various asian contemporary cities are gaining increased relevance to the economic development of these cites and are often seen as tools in globalisation processes and tourism development. The vitality and visibility of these waterfront areas and the quality of its urban spaces have become key aspects of the competitive positioning of asian...
Invisible logic of the city #10

Invisible logic of the city #10

Tokyo at night  “Everyone knows what a city is, except the experts.” — Joyce Marcus and Jeremy A. Sabloff, taken from “The Ancient City: New Perspective on Urbanism in the Old and New World”   This is part of a series titled: Invisible logic of the city featured on Asian Urban Epicentres. The aim is to draw...
Japan caught in slow

Japan caught in slow

In Alex Lee‘s “Tokyo Slo-Mode“, he showcased an interesting urban aesthetic through the documentation of movements of everyday artefacts and occupants in the city; presenting an image akin to a spatial limbo. It provides a fascinating look into the mundane “everyday-ness” of Tokyo; a city known for its fast-paced  lifestyle.
Invisible logic of the city #6

Invisible logic of the city #6

Hong Kong ©Ryu Itadani Tokyo ©Ryu Itadani Omotesando, Tokyo ©Ryu Itadani “Considering the specificity of the urbanization in Asia and the debate concerning the Weberian question and Eurocentric values of the role of citizens, the phenomenon of “urbanization without cities”, or “cities without citizens”, has to be dealt with. The emerging role and values of...

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