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City of Busan Publishes English Language Edition of ‘Sanbokdoro Renaissance Project’

BUSAN, South Korea — The City of Busan has published a book titled ‘Sanbokdoro Renaissance Project’ which introduces the Sanbokdoro Renaissance Project and the urban restoration of Busan, in the English language.

The book aims to promote the experience and methodology of Busan’s urban restoration worldwide.  The 64-page book consists of:

? Declaration of Busan’s Urban Regeneration

? Introduction of Busan’s creative urban restoration project

? Major achievements of the Sanbokdoro Renaissance Project

? Community facilities in the Sanbokdoro area.

It begins with a declaration of Busan’s urban regeneration, which outlines changes in its urban policy from ‘development’ to ‘regeneration’. To achieve sustainable development and people-centered urban regeneration, the declaration includes five tasks – creative urban regeneration with the participation and cooperation of local communities, building Busan’s identity as an ‘Ocean Capital,’ developing its unique geographical and cultural character, etc.

Chapter 1, ‘Creative Urban Regeneration’, focuses on the project’s necessity, overall creative urban regeneration project management, village construction progress by type and introduction of community support centers.

Chapter 2, ‘Sanbokdoro Renaissance Project’, centers on a project overview and progress report, community activities, before and a fter views of some of the project sites, as well as information on 24 commu nity facilities built as part of the project.

Since 2012, local government officials from Japan, China, Tanzania, the Netherlands, Germany, Uganda and Sri Lanka have visited the sites of the Sanbokdoro project to benchmark the city’s urban regeneration initiatives. The book will be used to promote the city’s urban regeneration project to those overseas visitors to Busan.

The City of Busan became a member of the Supporters of Cittaslow in 2009 and has since adopted the organization’s goals of improving the quality of life in towns and cities by slowing down their overall pace, especially in a city’s use of spaces and the flow of life and traffic through them. This people-centered approach is part of a cultural trend known as Slow movement.  Through such international exchanges the city hopes to share its achievements in urban regeneration with other member cities.

Since 2011, the City of Busan has also hosted the UNESCO International Workcamp at Gamcheon Culture Village.

For more information, please contact the Creative City Planning Division at 051) 888-3141. 

To view the e-book of the ‘Sanbokdoro Renaissance Project’, please visit our website at  

Source: Busan City News




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