Posts Tagged Under: seoul

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 Public Transport Fares

Increase of Seoul’s Public Transport Fares

It was speculated since a couple of months that there will be an increase of Seoul’s public transport fares in 2015. Today the transport department of Seoul submitted the proposal for new fare prices to the municipal assembly. We will see a rise of up to 30 %.

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Seoul’s New Public Bicycle System

Megacities like Paris, London and New York initiated public bicycle sharing systems with the goal to raise the share of cycling. New York has their Citi bikes, London has the Boris bikes (or officially known as Barclays Cycle Hire) and Paris begun in 2007 the world-famous Vélib’.

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Yonsei Campus Construction

Facelift for Yonsei University Campus

The most renowned universities in Korea are Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University, often summarized as “SKY”. They are always at the maximum of their capacity for students. Therefore, they build more facilities or establish new campuses to host more students. In my two

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Bitter, Sweet, Seoul

Today’s post isn’t related to transport or urban development in Korea. Still it shows something wonderful about Seoul, which is worth to share. Seoul initiated a project to produce a movie  with the help of movie directors Park Chan-Wook and Park Chan-Kyong. The directors didn’t film

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Design for Seoul Station Overpass

The Seoul Station Overpass is going to close for traffic and transform to a public space until 2017. The project was inspired by New York’s High Line and it is mayor Park Won-Soon’s signature project. Seoul just ended an international design competition and they selected a

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Seoul City Hall Plaza Proposal

Proposal for Seoul City Hall Plaza

This is a guest post by Ray Chetti. He is an urban planner by education and retail development consultant by profession. He is based in Seoul, Korea and working as a project manager at Reurbanist, a retail development consultancy that blends land use economics with urban

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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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Amazing Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Finally I visited the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, in short DDP, which opened on March 21st. As you can already tell by the name, it lies in the famous Dongdaemun shopping area. This very futuristic building is the new hub for design and modern culture in Korea.

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Some Numbers: Speed Cameras and Cyclist Deaths

In the last days I’ve read some very interesting numbers about speeding and cycle deaths in Korean news. I summarized two articles: The first news article is about traffic speed control and the second article shows the issue of cyclist deaths. I translated the most important

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