2012 Seoul, S. Korea

GREEN COMMUNITY DESIGN

The 8th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network
Seoul National University, August 22-24, 2012

City greening has become a common effort to enhance the quality of life and to mitigate the negative aspects of contemporary urban condition. From urban gardening to urban agriculture, working with people is a basic premise in planning and design in diverse fields. Moreover, the word "green" does not mean just as green space and design. It also implies the sustainable mode of life and value system in the age of climate change. As such, green community design suggests a new direction to embrace current changes in diverse areas such as placemaking, open space planning, urban design, etc. Recently, the tendency toward development-oriented planning has been re-examined in South Korea. Caring for residents and respecting for existing urban ecology has become a top agenda in urban policy. It was time that all members in Pacific Rim community design network must come to visit Seoul and discuss our future together. The conference provided an open platform to share the knowledge and experiences on these issues. Diverse cases and different stories concerning cities, green policy, community participation, and partnership were presented. The conference was held in Seoul, Korea.

Chair of Organizing Committee: Kyung-Jin Zoh, Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University.

Secretary General: Kyung A Kang, Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University.