Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (4)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next three years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

Time-lapse: Tokyo’s Urban Growth

The expansion of built up urban land in Tokyo, 1807 – 2000. Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data compiled by Shlomo Angel, Jason Parent, Daniel Civco, and Alejandro Blei for The Atlas of Urban Expansion, published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Visualizations prepared by IMAGINARIA3D in Quito, Ecuador (