In 2017, the Monocle named Tokyo the world’s most livable city for the third year in a row. The title signified a rejuvenationーrecord numbers of tourists, the coming Olympics, and a sense of “post-modern cool” popping up in neighborhoods around the city. Tokyo exemplified a “creative city” with creativity and cultural industries at the heart of sustainable urban development.

But how does Tokyo compare to other creative cities, such as New York, London, or Portland (now known as one of the top places to live in the US)? What should Tokyo do to evolve as a creative city and address its unique challenges? This exciting G1 Global panel includes the former art director and “thing maker” for the trendy Ace Hotel in Portland, a world-renowned Japanese architect based in New York, the founder of a leading creative design agency, and the leader of the NEXTOKYO Project. Together they shared their insights into developing creative hubs.

October 14, 2018 G1 Global Conference

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