The City of Seoul is delighted to be hosting the 21st International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in partnership with Walk21 in 2020. Seoul capital city was built
The City of Seoul is delighted to be hosting the 21st International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities in partnership with Walk21 in 2020.
Seoul capital city was built more than 600 years ago during the Joseon dynasty. Its surrounding wall and four component gates were designed to look after its inhabitants and underpin the city values of wisdom, generosity, consideration and justice. A network of pathways and bridges were originally created to connect the city on foot to facilitate a virtuous life.
Today, it is a global city also connected by technology, and still promotes its original values to ensure a high quality of life for its 10 million citizens. The Mayor often describes his vision for its future as facilitating ‘a city of dreams’. Those dreams fundamentally include creating places where people walk in a clean, friendly and safe environment to make them happy.
By 2030 it is hoped that by delivering the city of dreams car trips and commuter travel time will be cut by a third, green space increased by 30%, and sustainable modes are the first choice for 80% of trips.
Seoul provides a practical model relevant to any city that also wants to be cleaner, safer and more sustainable in the future by walking today for a better tomorrow.
september 22 (Tuesday) - 25 (Friday)
Seoul, South Korea
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