World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
* Date : 2019-09-26
Seoul is a city with 600 years of history. Just as old as its history, the city is full of places and attractions that embody historical significance. So, how exactly has it transformed over the last 600 years? We follow the traces of Seoul's development with the 32 bridges crossing the Hangang River, Seoul Station, Korea's political, financial and broadcasting hub of Yeouido and more.
Since the Joseon era (1392-1897), Seoul has been the capital city of Korea and is one of the most fast-paced and high-tech cities in the world, driven by cutting-edge technologies and trends. As if living up to its reputation, Seoul is embracing a new revolution to become the world's leading smart city. In line with that move, the World Smart City Expo 2019 recently took place in Korea under the theme “Smart City, Connecting Tomorrow.” Let's talk about the vision and value of a smart city with world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida, who participated in the event, to learn more about the potential of Seoul and its direction for the future.
What role should architecture play for sustainable life and the future of cities? To delve deeper into that question, the Seoul Architecture Festival 2019 brought together experts, citizens, and students under the theme “New Open Space.” Check out how we can build a lively, open city that allows for new possibilities.