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Seoul 100 Plan

Seoul’s 100-Year Plan

On April 1st, Park Won-Soon introduced the measure to design a basic plan of Seoul about the development in the next 100 years, in short “Seoul 100 Plan” (or in Korean “미래 서울 100년 도시계획 기반마련”). Here, I’ll introduce the idea behind this move and show

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Joongang Cinema

Keeping the Joongang Cinema in Pictures

Seoul is a very dynamic city and the built environment develops very fast. The changes can be through a new shop or restaurant, a new facade or even completely new buildings. Old buildings get torn down and replaced by new ones in a blink of an

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New Generation of Trams

There aren’t any trams in Seoul since fifty years, but it doesn’t mean that Korea completely abandoned the idea of trams. Actually, Korea currently works on the development of new tram systems. In 2012 the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs decided to focus on

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Seoul gives out free bike maps

The days are getting longer, the sun gains strength and it slowly gets warmer in Seoul. It’s the perfect time to prepare your bicycle for the new cycling season. On that occasion, Seoul city government gives out free maps of the city’s bike network from today,

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Sejong-ro as a Pedestrian Zone

On Sunday, November 18th, I went to downtown Seoul because I wanted to see Sejong-ro without any traffic. The road Sejong-Ro (between Gwanghwamun-Station and the actual Gwanghwamun) was closed on one side, which was the second time for this purpose. Our last post talked about this

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Public Transport in Taipei

The last six days I was in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Beforehand I heard a lot of good things about public transport in Taipei and so I was very excited to use subway, bus and other modes of transport. This article is going to summarize

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Reading a Book Underground

If you ride the subway in Seoul, you’ll notice that it’s most of the times very quiet. It’s rather seldom that you hear somebody talk or noisy bigger groups of people. Most subway riders look at their smartphone spending their time productive, playing games or relaxing

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Suggestion for Sejong-ro’s Car-Free Day

After I saw that it’s possible to propose events for the car-free day at Sejong-ro, I thought about an idea. I tried to make a suggestion which has nothing to do with a market or events which you could experience in other famous places of Seoul.

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Vision of a Pedestrian-Friendly Seoul

Since 2011, Park Won-Soon is the mayor of Seoul and as you may know, he puts the citizen into the focus of his policies. In terms of traffic, he emphasizes walking and urban spaces. Pedestrians are a very important transport method in his view. Park Won-Soon

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