In 2006, what was supposed to be a commercial complex space, turned into the third largest public park in Seoul, South Korea.
The Seoul Forest Park was opened in 2006 with 1.15 million m² of land. The project was founded with the approval of the majority of the population of Seoul. For its creation the ideas where gathered through dialogue between citizens and experts via the Green Trust Foundation. Over 66,000 citizens participated in service activities, like building 101 network groups and the planting of more than 48,000 trees.
With over 700 different species of plants and animals, the Forest Park continues being a favorite spot for locals and tourists.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from this initiative, is that with the active implication of the community, it is possible to achieve big objectives that are really important for the well-being of the citizens.
This is another initiative documented by Towards The Human City.