A City and Its Stream: An Appraisal of the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project and Its Environs in Seoul, South Korea. Front Cover. Sae-Hoon Kim, Sang-Hoon . Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project: A City and Its Stream. Front Cover. Harvard School Of Design, QR code for Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project. A City and Its Stream: An Appraisal of the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project and Its Environs in Seoul, South Korea – Ebook written by Sae-Hoon Kim.

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Your rating has been recorded. Some traffic experts and civic groups were opposed to the restoration program, fearing that it might cause inconvenience for residents. It would modify the public transit system and minimize congestion and confusion. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Moreover, because the bottom of the stream is made of concrete, and therefore nearly incapable of performing any purification functions, it stands to reason in some sense that the water would become progressively unclean.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Other considerations aimed at creating a better pedestrian environment included a new signal system to improve foot-traffic flow, more and wider crossings, and a clearer crossroads structure.

Public spaces — Korea South — Seoul. For that purpose, the city introduced a new mass transit system and improved th pedestrian environment.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Yet few can look at everyone enjoying Cheonggyecheon Stream today — families and playing children, young couples on dates, office staff having after-work drinks, elderly picnickers, street musicians and their audiences — and call it a net negative for the city.

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To resolve these potential restoration issues, the city developed a plan to be implemented alongside the restoration. Cheonggyecheon restoration and downtown revitalization A city and its stream: The area known as Gwangwhamun was reborn as a pedestrian-friendly street after the city turned traffic lanes into a pedestrian mall in front of the main palace.


Does your city have a little-known story that made a major impact on its development? Don’t have an account? The new stream became a Central Park-like gathering place here, tapped into a growing national emphasis on quality of life and immediately made the mayor a top presidential contender.

In order to get them out of Cheonggyecheon, he let them move into Dongdaemun Stadium nearby, which he said they could use as long as they liked and promised to fix up into a global-quality flea market area. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Anything would have counted as an improvement over that — or, much later, over the Cheonggye Expressway, grim photographs of which now line the walls of the Cheonggyecheon Stream, lest its many strollers forget what an eyesore the city has replaced.

The stream that existed before its paving-over after the Korean War functioned not as a picturesque waterway but as a utilitarian open sewer for the entire city. Restoration of Hakata river Cases of monitoring activities for river restoration with partnership approach in Japan.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Consequently, pedestrian access was lost, necessitating more and more cars operating in the urban center. Topics Cities The story of cities. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Moreover, Transportation Demand Management TDM would to be strengthened to ease the traffic congestion and air pollution caused by excessive automobile use.

To the extent that Lee intended it as a springboard to the presidency, the Cheonggyecheon also served his political ambitions well. After left and Before right Cheonggyecheon Restoration]. Please share it in the comments below or on Twitter using storyofcities. In addition, Seoul Station in the old city center would be accessed by a new urban rail system serving Incheon International Airport, two new metropolitan lines the Sinansan Line and Sinbundang Lineas well as the Gyeongbu KTX bullet train stretching to Busan on the southern tip of the peninsula.


Also, the city considered introducing a median bus lane system downtown to better manage bus flows.

Of course it became tougher to bring cars into the inner city, but it became a way better place for the people who use public transportation or walk. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. You restpration have already requested this item.

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Though convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, he received a pardon from Leehis former boss who had by that time ascended to the presidency of South Korea — as well as an appointment to the Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy. Finding libraries that hold this item You may send this item to up to five recipients.

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In fact, he was the second mayor in Seoul history to receive that nickname; the first, Kim Hyon-ok, earned it in the late s with such large-scale development projects as the Seun Sangga electronics market. Please enter your name. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

After Cheonggyecheon had been covered decades ago, the stream was forgotten, and the area quickly became a thoroughfare crowded with cars and busses.

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