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January 2020 

Special feature on Seoul since winning the Prize

Seoul solutions:
tackling rising urban challenges

After winning the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in 2018, Seoul in South Korea is going full speed ahead with new and ongoing urban regeneration initiatives to tackle emerging challenges. From innovative interventions to dampen rising housing prices, to a grand plan for greenery that includes planting 30 million trees in strategic locations, Seoul is on a path to a safe and sustainable future. | Feature story »

Breaking new ground: reinventing
underground spaces

From Singapore to Bangkok to Paris, cities are making more and better use of their subterranean spaces beyond the conventional laying of utility pipes and railway lines. By excavating caverns for public facilities, and reinventing existing underground spaces, cities can create new room for growth and improve quality of life. | Full story »

Case study 04: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park – a 34-hectare park on Brooklyn’s East River shoreline, is a revitalisation of the area’s post-industrial waterfront. In this case study, we learn about how this project helps to reclaim derelict industrial areas, create new parkland and reconnect New York residents to the waterfront in an environmentally sustainable manner. | Read the case study »
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About the Prize
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. | More info »

Prize Sponsor: Keppel Corporation
Co-organisers: Urban Redevelopment Authority | Centre for Liveable Cities
Presented at: World Cities Summit
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