Comparing Tokyo And Auckland 's Development

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Cities located globally increase significantly through the process of urbanisation, temporally and spatially. Through urbanisation, technology is a huge advancement for cities. The main technology advancement is transportation. I have chosen to compare Tokyo with Auckland. I will discuss Tokyo and Auckland’s development (1880-1930), outlining pressures and opportunities created by technology advancements and how Tokyo is caused by urbanisation, comparing with Auckland.

Tokyo’s population is approximately 13.35million with rapid urban growth. The land area of Tokyo is approximately 2,187km2. Tokyo was first established in 1869. Tokyo was originally named Edo (small fishing village) in early 1800’s. Tokyo was a part of the Musashi Province development. The early-18th century, there were not much transportation in Edo, including planes, trains and cars. The main transport mode was walking, boats or horseback. Any cargo transported by people, oxen/horses, were by large carts or traditional boats. The Edo period (1603-1868), Edo did not have carriages drawn by horses compared to horse-back carriages in Auckland. The main cause of cargo were by boats. Other transport were palanquins (equivalence to taxicabs). Palanquins were used in the city to transport people. Road networks were then a main pressure for Tokyo as to transport freight to long distances between cities. The Tokugawa government started to develop road infrastructure, by connecting highways between Edo and

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