Problems with older residents occured because even though the arena is in a different district than older residential apartments, these two areas are adjacent. Residents and owners in the arena district need to work together to find creative solutions that will satisfy both needs.
These management issues present challenges that could affect the reputation and future ability of the Roppongi Hills to remain one of the most desirable destinations in Tokyo. The issues with noise from the arena affecting residents could cause populations in the area to decline. Empty apartments are not profitable and make the area look less attractive, which could have an impact on revenues of in the entire area. The perception that management is ignoring the problem is not good public relations policy. A grievance system needs to be put in place so that residents feel they have input into the system. Resolving these issues is the best way to handle these and other similar issues.
The Roppongi Hills contain small areas of gardens that provide a change of scenery for residents and visitors. The most recent project is to increase the amount of green space in the city within the city. Current projects include the installation of rooftop gardens (Green Roofs, 2011).
It is further recommended that green projects such as these continue, as they will increase the ability to enjoy the area. The areas reputation as an art district would also be further enhanced by providing space where activities could take place, increasing both the enjoyment of residents and visitor traffic. The Roppongi Hills area is a city within a city and represents what city planners say is the future and architectural and the city design.
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