Posts in Category: public infrastructure

Underground Map

Plans for Huge Multi-mode COEX Transfer Center

In August, plans for a huge underground transfer center in Gangnam between Samseong Station (Line 2) and Bongeunsa Station (Line 9) were unveiled by Seoul.

Located next to the busy COEX mall, the COEX Transfer Center will be no small project and involves stations for multiple modes of transport being

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Traffic Safety and Public (Mis-)Education

This is a guest post by Max Neupert. He is an artist and academic who is interested in contemporary social and technological issues. He is a German citizen who has lived in Canada, Australia, Croatia, Bulgaria and is now based in Daegu, Korea. Max is member

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Bicycle on Jeju-Do

Bicycle Paths on Jeju-Do

Korea is a great country for leisure cycling. This can be experienced first hand at the major rivers and on Jeju-do, the largest island of South Korea. I’d been cycling Jeju-do along the shore for a week. The island is very special in many aspects. Here I

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Sejong City

Sejong City, the Korean Dream

Korea almost moved the capital from Seoul to a new, planned city in the middle of the country. The city I’m talking about is Sejong City which was opened officially on July 1st in 2012. This blog post shows my impressions from three visits to Sejong City.

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Korea Flooding

Flooding in Seoul

The summer monsoon in Korea begun this year later than expected. Until now the rain amount wasn’t high in Seoul. Usually as soon as the monsoon rain begins, news reports about strong winds, traffic accidents and flooding become more frequent. Especially, urban flooding is a serious

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Seoul’s High Line Project

Seoul has torn down a lot of overpasses in the last ten years. Alone in this year two overpasses (Ahyeon overpass and Yaksu overpass) have been removed. The majority of elevated roads was built in the 1970s. Now they have very high maintenance costs and even

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