Creating Vibrant Green Cities: Lessons from Seoul, South Korea, and San Marcos

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Via New videos Speakers Thomas Hardy and Matthew Lewis discuss the lessons learned from two great green infrastructure projects located an ocean away. Dr. Hardy is one of the principal designers of the Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul, South Korea. The Cheonggyecheon River was an all but forgotten river under the shadow of an elevated highway in the heart of Seoul, which was transformed into a 3.5 mile metropolitan scale green infrastructure park through an unprecedented effort of urban planning and design. Completed in 2005, this project is the core of a multifaceted ecological, cultural, and economic redevelopment. Matt Lewis, former Planning Director of the City of San Marcos, discusses how they used the local watershed to inform development decisions and promote sustainable design to green up the city. Discussion includes the social and cultural benefits of green infrastructure. | The Imagine Austin Speaker Series is an opportunity to promote and implement the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan through shared dialogue and mutual learning. We invite targeted thought leaders from around the nation to give talks on various subjects to promote and implement the vision and policies set forth in Imagine Austin. |Learn more about Imagine Austin, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, at http://ift.tt/2hlfYkM

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