As today’s ever rapidly growing cities continue to build in the name of progress, economic stimulus, and accommodating global population growth, is it possible to incorporate natural green elements that are in harmony with nature?
Sitting in the middle of the world’s largest metropolitan areas (Tokyo), I wondered why their is such a lack of green consciousness amongst most of the population. Because of this, I decided to create Urban Green as a place to share urban green elements which make living in cities so wonderful.
The inspiration for this site came as I was enjoying a morning recharge in Higashi Gyoen (East Park) of the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo. Not only are the Palace grounds an exceptional place to take in the greenery, but the entire stretch from Nijubashimae, bordering the Marunouchi business district, all the way down to Hibiya Park is by far my personal favorite urban green areas in the city.
I encourage those who also share these same sentiments to post their favorite ‘green’ locations from their city here.