February 27, 2024

What We Can Learn From Tokyo About How To Build Great Cities

Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, and is growing just as quickly as Canada's largest cities. Yet unlike Canadian cities, Tokyo's housing is still (shockingly) affordable, its transit is fast and reliable, and it's teeming with small businesses and entrepreneurs trying their hand at restaurants, cafes, book stores, and all variety of niche services. So how did they do it? And what lessons can we learn about our own cities from Tokyo's experience? Joe McReynolds, co-author of Emergent Tokyo: Designing the Spontaneous City, joins us on this episode to explain.