Seoul Global Lab on Metropolitan Strategic Planning, Open Sessions,  April 29

    Open Sessions

    Venue: Seoul Global Center Building

    Tuesday, April 29


    7:40                 Depart hotel to event venue


                            Opening Ceremony (Opening Remarks & Keynote Speech) 


    8:00-8:30         Registration


    8:30-8:50         Opening Remarks

                            Sameh Wahba, Acting Director, World Bank
                            Kim Sang Bum, Vice Mayor, Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG)
                            Kyung Hwan Kim, President, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS)


    8:50-9:20         Keynote Speech

                            Kwangjoong Kim, Professor, Seoul National University


    9:20-9:25         Group photo


    9:25-9:40         Coffee break


           Policy Session #1
    Metropolitan Planning, Development and Urban Transformations


    Description: How do metropolitan cities handle rapid urbanization and prepare their cities for uture urban growth? Experiences of metropolitan urbanization planning, land readjustment, and
    historic neighborhood regeneration focusing on planning, policy, regulation, finance, governance, private sector involvement and others.



    Moderator:       Kyung Hwan Kim, President, KRIHS

    Discussants:    Hon Didas Massaburi, Mayor, Dar es Salaam City Council
                             Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General, CityNet

    Rapporteur:      Jon Kher Kaw, World Bank

    Presentations (15’ each)

    1. Seoul: Myounggu Kang, Director General, International Urban Development Collaboration, SMG
    2. Addis Ababa: Mathewos Asfaw Bekele, Surrounding Oromia Integrated Development Plan Project Officer, Addis Ababa
    3. Paris: Julie Nouvion, Member of the Paris Region Parliament

    10:30-11:00       Discussion, questions and answers


    11:10-12:00       Presentations (15’ each)

    4. Seoul: Hyun-Suk Min, Research Fellow, Seoul Institute
    5. Karachi: Name & Title of Presenter
    6. Barcelona: Vincente Guallart, Chief Architect, Barcelona City Council

    12:00-12:30      Discussion, questions and answers


    12:30-13:30      Lunch break


    Service Delivery #1
    Metropolitan Transport and Land Use


    Description: Policy responses to challenges around metropolitan transport and urban expansion


    Moderator:        Sameh Wahba, Acting Director, World Bank

    Discussants:     Hon Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, Mayor, Bandung
                              Kwangsik Kim, Professor, Sungkyunkwan University

    Rapporteur:       Roger Gorham, World Bank

    Presentations (15’ each)

    1. Sao Paulo: Marcelo Ignatios, Superintendent of Structuring Projects at São Paulo Urbanismo
    2. Seoul: Seungjun Kim, Research Fellow, Seoul Institute
    3. Nairobi: Martha Muthoni, Urban Planner, Forward Planning and Secretariat Member for the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan

    14:30-15:00      Discussion, questions and answers


    15:10-16:00      Presentations (15’ each)

    4. Karachi: Name & Title of Presenter
    5. Seoul: Joonho Ko, Director, Megacity Research Center
    6. Dar es Salaam: Challenges for Service Delivery in Dar es Salaam: Eng Mussa B. Natty, Municipal Director, Kinondoni Municipal Council

    16:00-16:30      Discussion, questions and answers


    16:40                Bus pick-up for next site visit

    <Site Visit #5>
    Theme: Old Town Regeneration — “Historic neighborhood: Bukchon Hanok Maeul”


    Description: Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung (Palace), Changdeokgung (Palace) and Jongmyo Royal Shrine, Bukchon is a residential area in Seoul with countless hanoks (traditional Korean
    houses). Bukchon is also called "the street museum in the urban core," having many historical spots and cultural heritage sites. Since it is located in the northern part of Cheonggyecheon and Jongno, people named this area Bukchon, which means northern village. In the village, there are Gahoe-dong, Songhyeon-dong and Samcheong-dong, whose names evoke affection in all Seoulites. In the late Joseon Dynasty, the large-scaled land was partitioned into small-sized building sites for social and economic reasons. It is assumed that the hanoks closely located together in the village were rebuilt around 1930. The change in the form of hanok reflects the densification of the society due to urbanization which began at that time in Korea. Bukchon’s historic sites and cultural heritages from the Joseon Dynasty to modern times tell visitors the history of this area.


    17:00                Arrive at Bukchon Hanok Maeul Site


    17:00-18:15      Site briefing


    18:15                Move to dinner via site bus


    18:30-20:30      Dinner hosted by the Mayor of Seoul at ‘Samcheonggak’


    20:30                Return to hotel