Yokohama, which has continued to grow along with the development of modern Japan, is now the largest city in Japan designated by ordinance with a population of 3.7 million people. More recently, thanks to the increase in the number of multinational R&D facilities and startup companies especially in the Minato Mirai area, many innovators and technologists are again converging on this city as it were when the port was first opened to the world, and it is highly anticipated to become a city that will revitalize Japan's industry.
As the trade-off to modern civilization's demand for constant growth and development, the earth's environment and soil have been radically transformed, resulting in disruptions in the ecosystem. In this age and time, cities need to pursue a different path to growth; and to do that, industries that invent alternative solutions and infrastructures that enable them to achieve that vision are required.
What will our cities look like in the future? Will Yokohama, which experienced a prosperous golden age in the 20th century, be able to sow the seeds of hope for the future again in the 21st century?