The Planting 10-million Trees of Life project: July 1998-June 2002; design/planning: July 1997
Asia->South Korea->Seoul (special city)->Seoul->Yeouido Park
Youido Park, which once served as a large empty "playground" for bikers and roller bladers, has been remodeled into an urban park with several theme parks within it. The park serves three functions to Seoul citizens: a place to rest, meet, and communicate with others, a place to offer environmental educational opportunities for children, and a place to exhibit traditional garden features, including an octagonal pavilion, a pond, and a forest. The park also serves as an ecological corridor, which connects Bamseom (island) and Youido creek nearby.
Youido Park was created as a part of the Planting 10-million Trees of Life (also called Trees of Life Campaign) project. The project was organized by both city and administrative districts of Seoul to achieve six goals: Greening neighborhoods, preserving and creating an urban greenbelt, reforesting barren lands and edges of natural parks, enhancing citizen participation, promoting a green maintenance system, and establishing a Green policy. Forty-seven urban outdoor spaces, which include urban parks, ecological parks, pedestrian walkways, gardens, pocket parks, public plazas, and roof gardens were introduced.
Location: 2 Yeongdeungpo-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Developer: Hanwood Engneering, Co.
Contributed by Eui-je Lim, PhD.
1990s (1990 - 1999) 2000s (2000 - 2009)
Seoul Metropolitan Government. (2002). Ten Million Trees: Making a Livable City, Seoul: Seoul Metropolitan Government.