Lecture on the future of Korean cities at JSB
September 5, 2012
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I was invited to give a talk at JSB Incorporated, one of the most innovative companies in Seoul working on environmental design on August 30, 2012. I had a chance to speak at length with the CEO Choi Jaejung, a remarkable figure who is known for his love of art and the environment (both he and his wife are artists) and his open style of administration.
I spoke at length about how we can bring the environment back into the cities of Korea, to a large part by returning to traditional agriculture and traditional city planning.
I suggested that there is a simple standard for an environmental city: have water clear enough and fresh enough running through downtown Seoul that newts can live in it.
A report on the talk is available here.