For 50 years, the Cheong Gye Cheon, a stream running through downtown Seoul, South Korea, was buried under an elevated highway. In 2005, the stream was daylighted as part of an urban renewal project that resulted in a three-mile long green corridor, attracting picnickers, wildlife, and worldwide attention. This restoration project has laid the groundwork for Seoul's transformation into a human-orientated, environmentally-sustainable city.

Dr. In-Keun Lee, Seoul’s assistant mayor for infrastructure, will discuss the Cheong Gye Cheon restoration project. For more information about the project, please see the 2009 NYTimes article

Co-sponsored by:
NYU Gallatin School
NYU Dept. of Environmental Studies
NYU Wagner Urban Planning Program
NYU Wagner Urban Planning Students Association