Sphar, Jefferson Alex
Snoddy, Gregory A.
Japan (Multiple Cities)
Benoît Jacquet & Andrea Urushima
The recent influx of tourism in Japan has impacted multiple aspects of the Japanese lifestyle. This project sought to brainstorm ideas to recommend a dream for the area so that we can improve public perception and draw people back into Gojo Rakuen, in the Shimogyo Ward of Kyoto. We recorded the function of each building in the area, interviewed business owners to find out their thoughts on the change the region is undergoing, and produced a map of the streets, buildings, foliage, and flow of people through the area. We conclude that with some changes, such as increasing lighting in the area, bringing in more shops and services, and repurposing underutilized lots into bike parking or community gardens Gojo Rakuen would be able to once again attract people to the area.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies
Interdisciplinary & Global Studies