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Cheonggyecheon River

An urban recovery project has transformed the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, and the pathway lining it from a toxic, no-go area into a walkway teeming with life and biodiversity. For many years the river functioned as little more than a sewer encased in concrete, disconnected from the public. Today it is a popular park and corridor connecting the east and west parts of the city. Despite receiving criticism for vast costs, the project has seen a significant reduction in air pollution, increased biodiversity and improved quality of life in the surrounding area.
Category
Public space
Type
Project
Founded in
2009
Photo via inhabitat.com
Photo via inhabitat.com
Photo via inhabitat.com