Beyond Big Plans; Let’s reinvent planning, Seoul, 12-15 March 2015

beyond big plans seoul korea 2015The ISOCARP2015 pre-congress event “Beyond Big Plans; Let’s Reinvent Planning” is held in Seoul, South Korea.

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Rapid urban development in Seoul has broken up existing urban layers and tissues and driven away original residents. In the aftermath of the worldwide financial crisis, however, many megaprojects were brought to a standstill, calling for the critical reflection on the past practice and alternative approaches. In their South Korean practice Soran, Hyeri and Vit have seen how existing physical and social structures are disrupted by large-scale developments. In their international projects they have gained experience with different development models and they now want to match both realities. Mega-projects have had their day in South Korea, and there is a need for alternatives with which the inhabitants of the metropolis of 10 million inhabitants can identify.

It’s time to think about more than just offering urban facilities but generating values that were forgotten, such as environmental sustainability, residents’ rights, a sense of community and social equity. This is the time to find a way and take an action together to realise those values and to increase the quality of life, moving Beyond the past practice of Big Plans.

Beyond Big Plans is also a pre-event of the ISOCARP 2015 International Congress which takes place in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium ( 19-23 October 2015).

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