Flashcards in ✅CASE STUDY - Cheonggyecheon Deck (20)
Where is Cheonggyecheon?
Seoul, South Korea
Since when has the river flowed through the city?
When was the river covered?
Why was the river covered?
To build a road above it as Seoul rapidly developed
What was the aim of the project?
To improve air quality, urban drainage, reduce traffic and increase the number of residents commuting on foot
How long did the removal of the road take?
How much did the removal of the road cost?
When did the government decide to return the river to an open stream?
Why did the government decide to return the river to an open stream?
Due to build up of traffic in the city and poor air quality
What was done to the river banks?
They were vegetated
What was the wider plan for the 'Seoul forest'?
To create a green corridor so that wildlife could move freely without having to cross roads
How were the local community engaged in the project?
Through events and community projects
Where is water used from the create a constant flow of water?
The Han river, groundwater and purified water from sewerage treatment
Does the project impact urban drainage positively or negatively?
Perhaps negatively, as water is pumped in from elsewhere
How much has traffic reduced by?
How much as use of the subway risen by?
What was conserved and re-positioned?
Historic sites and bridges
How much as the average temperature been reduced by?
0.3 degrees C
Why has the project been criticised?
Because the pumping of water is costly, and the concrete bed makes water purification by animals difficult, as well as increases in Algae