Qinzhou, Zhongshan Park (广西钦州市中山公园)

钦州 有意思的地方 #B。 中山公园。这个公园看起来特别高大上。 往东走 0.3 km 就是热闹的人民路。 往东走 0.6 km 就到河底公园和钦江: 北边有长度 1.5 km 的沿水路。 往北走 0.8 km 就到一个购物天堂。 中山公园南边的二马路是一个“家具街”: 中山公园: Continue reading Qinzhou, Zhongshan Park (广西钦州市中山公园)

Qinzhou, Guangxi (广西钦州市)

钦州 有意思的地方 #A。 永福广场。这个广场有树有水。我把它叫做永福公园。 过路就是河。 往北走 0.6 km 就到 河堤公园 / 二马路。 往北走 1.4 km 就到 商店街(新兴街)。 往北走 2.1 km 就到 中心花园 。 往北走 2.6 km 到 新阳街的“年年丰广场”购物天堂。 往南走 0.5 km 就到 五马路。 上面的红线大部分是中山路: 新兴街的“青城金街”加州式 购物天堂: (离永福广场 1.4 km) 新阳街的年年丰(离永福广场 2.6 km): 年年丰。左边是人民路,右边是新阳街: 永福广场的南边是钦州市第一小学 小学的南边又是一个公园:钦州市小董起义烈士墓. This area has a wide river road that seems to have little traffic. 河边有一条路,看起来车很少。 Excellent for biking: 骑车挺好: 永福公园西边的小商店什么的: 永福广场跟河中间的树: … Continue reading Qinzhou, Guangxi (广西钦州市)

Measuring Prosperity – Wealth per Sqkm

[all infographics screencapped from WalkScore.com] These examples show that measured amenity density is quite sensitive to the radius used, but this sensitivity is still insignificant compared to the large differences in prosperity (wealth density) between cities. Redwing, Minnesota: 3 restaurants within 0.05 miles = 147 / sqkm 8 restaurants within 0.1 miles = 98.3 restaurants / sqkm  (Downtown Redwing) 13 restaurants within 0.4 miles = … Continue reading Measuring Prosperity – Wealth per Sqkm

Kobe Ninomiya Area

Analysis of the area NE of the Sannomiya Stations, around the Ninomiya Shotengai. Above: the highlighted area in the upper-left is the Kitano Ijinkan neighborhood.  The highlighted area at the bottom is the subject area. The streets above are highlighted hierarchically as follows: – Magenta:      Covered arcades and open-air shopping streets. – Red:             “Busy” Boulevards. – Orange:    … Continue reading Kobe Ninomiya Area

Kobe Asahidori & Kumoidori

Analysis of the area east of the Sannomiya Stations; Asahidori (旭通) and Kumoidori (雲井通). This 0.14 square km (35 acres) area had a 2005 census population of about 2,500.  This is an unusually high residential population density (~45,000/sqmi) for an area so close to the commercial center. Streets are highlighted hierarchically as follows: – Magenta (straight east-west): Open air shopping street (shotengai). – Other Magenta: Station Direct … Continue reading Kobe Asahidori & Kumoidori

Kobe Isogami Park

Map from feel-kobe.jp  [red marker added] Analysis of the area SE of Sannomiya Stations; Onoedori (小野柄通), Gokodori (御幸通), Isogamidori (磯上通), Isobedori (磯辺通), and Hamabedori (浜辺通). The area has a bit of a de-industrialised feel, consistent with its much shrunken population (a dramatic decline between 1920 and 1960; a considerable recovery between 1988 and 2005).  Isogamidori is representative of these two demographic shifts, visible in all the … Continue reading Kobe Isogami Park

Kobe Foreign Settlement (神戸・旧居留地)

Map from feel-kobe.jp  [red marker added] Analysis of the Foreign Settlement area SW of Sannomiya Stations.  Not to be confused with the Kitano Ijinkan Area. The Foreign Settlement occupies a roughly 1/3 square kilometer (80 acre) area SW of Sannomiya; basically the whole area between the Center-Gai arcades and Kaigan-Dori (the wide surface avenue running along the coast). Notable characteristics of the Foreign Settlement: – Wide sidewalks and … Continue reading Kobe Foreign Settlement (神戸・旧居留地)