Hokkaido University

Just to the north and east of Sapporo Station is the large campus of Hokkaido University. The university is known locally by it’s abbreviated name of Hokudai. Hokudai was founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College by an American, Dr. William S. Clark. Agriculture is still a big part of Hokkaido University.

The university is full of trees, shrubs, and all sorts of greenery. There are a few ponds and a tiny creek that also flow through the campus. It reminds me a lot of how North American universities are set up with large open spaces. Many of the buildings dated back to the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. I keep finding North American influences in Sapporo and Hokudai has plenty of those influences. A couple of the campus buildings look like they came out of the Old West.

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Portland – MAX’s next 30 years

  Metro maps out MAX’s future across Portland-area – OregonLive.com. If you want a clearer look at the map, click on it and it should redirect you to the original file hosted by OregonLive.com.  Portland certainly looks like they have some ambition expansion plans for their light rail system. Portland already has three LRT lines. The Blue line runs east-west from Gresham in the east … Continue reading Portland – MAX’s next 30 years