Spatial Pleasure


Through interviews with domestic and international planners, transportation operators, developers, researchers, and other stakeholders involved in urban development, we will determine the key parameters for each city and formulate them based on data and algorithms.

  • Interview
  • London

Analyzing Cities from Various Parameters: Interview with Stephen Law (UCL/The Alan Turing Institute)

The importance of data utilization and analysis in understanding cities has long been recognized. However, it is not enough to simply rely on data alone to improve the urban environment. The challenge lies in determining what data to use, how to analyze it, and how to translate it into meaningful change. Implementing data-driven practices can be particularly challenging. To gain insights into this matter, we spoke with Stephen Law from The Alan Turing Institute, who was formerly associated with Space Syntax and has extensive experience in various projects.

  • Interview
  • Okayama

Unveiling the Value of a Local Train Line: Exploring New Possibilities for Public Transportation in Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture

The Himeji Line is a local railway line that stretches from Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture to Niimi City in Okayama Prefecture. This particular line, primarily utilized by local students, has recently drawn attention after JR West disclosed that a section of the line is operating at a loss. As local railway lines throughout the country face financial challenges due to declining birth rates and an aging population, the future of the railway system becomes a topic of concern. To explore fresh possibilities for public transportation beyond the debate of whether to shut down the line or not, a discussion took place involving Tetsuhiro Mifune and Kodai Masaki from the Living Environment Department of Maniwa City in Okayama Prefecture, Kazuki Fukumoto from Fukumoto Taxi, a transportation service provider in the city, and Soma Suzuki, the representative of Spatial Pleasure.

  • Interview
  • Jakarta

An Ecosystem of Cross-Corporate Data Analysis to Reform Public Transportation in the Congested City of Jakarta

Chronic traffic congestion poses a significant social issue in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. JakLingko, an initiative that integrates public transportation data, and Nippon Koei, a Japanese general construction consulting firm, are collaborating to address this problem through the utilization of data. In the rapidly developing city of Jakarta, how are these two companies working together to harness the power of data?