I've only lived in the USA, Japan & Taiwan. In the US it seems like there are definite areas -- you have your business area and then your residential area. In Taiwan they make the best of their space so you have a mixture of residential and business everywhere. You have the city life where they don't have a lot of green space but they make use of their land if there is a little strip of land they make gardens. It's just crazy to see how well space is used.
I find this tower so fascinating!
A banana grove in the city.
The rice fields, and gardens in between the two cities (Hsinchu and Jhubei).