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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CASE STUDY 2: TOKYO Tokyo is a megacity, located in South East Asia.It has a population of 37.2 million people, whichcompromises of around 10% of Japan's total population. Tokyo has a population density of an average of 6, 029 persons per square kilometre. ~ POPULATION & DEMOGRAPHICSTokyo has 408,000 foreign residents, 1.5 million children,8.85 million working age citizens, 2.642 million elderly andabout 6.447 million households, with an average of 2.05 persons per household. 0.5% of the population is employed in agriculture, forestry or fishery businesses, 22.7% inmanufacturing and transportation services, 29% in salesand services and 44.5% in clerical, technical andmanagement couriers. This indicates that almost half ofthe population have jobs that earn them the right amountof money to successfully support their lives. ~ LOCATIONTokyo has a total area of 2,188 square kilometres,which takes up 0.6% of the total area of Japan. Itis located in the south western part of the Kanto region, inthe Izu and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo is built in the south-east part of Japan, surrounded by the cities Edogawa, Saitama, Sagamihara and Kanagawa. ~ MANAGEMENT STRATEGIESTokyo has many strategies to help overcome the many pressuresof urbanisation. For instance in 2006, the TMA (Tokyo Masonic Association) formed the Tokyo Metropolitan Waste ManagementPlan, which outlined six goals to change the city into a sustainablematerial-cycle society. These six goals were outlined as promotionof source separation and voluntary recycling, maximising reutilisation, promotion of residents' environmental consciousness, environmentaleducation in schools, building of waste treatment facilities, and implementing facilities for preventing pollution. Tokyo also has oneof the world's most extensive railway networks, which helps preventtraffic congestion, along with other strategies such as riding and other and other public transportation. Pollution is controlled well inTokyo as diesel-powered vehicles are being restricted on roads. Air pollution from factories is also being controlled by keeping a strictcontrol over air pollutant sources like boilers and high quality fuel. ~ THE RISE OF THE MEGACITYA megacity is a city that has a population of over 10 million people.As of 2012, there were 27 megacities spread across the globe.Megacities came into existence because of the amount of people whowere relocating from rural areas to urban areas due to push and pullfactors such as more employment opportunities, better lifestyle, better pay, etc. But megacities often suffer the pressures and challenges of severe urbanisation, such as traffic congestion, airpollution, etc. double click to change this header text! double click to change this header text! Tokyo Trains Tokyo Tokyo map location Megacity Downtown Tokyo
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