Seoul

Seoul’s Resilience Journey

Seoul’s dramatic economic growth over the last 50 years has relied on the rapid development of an extensive urban infrastructure. Today, Seoul faces a growing challenge to maintain and improve its aging infrastructure. Newer challenges – such as poor air quality related to fine dust, changing demographic profiles due to low fertility rates, aging populations, and changing family structures, higher employment rates, and a lack of affordable housing – are also cause for concern in the city.

Seoul’s vision is “A Smart Safe City for All,” and the city has identified three goals to address its resilience challenges. The first goal is to focus on building resilience through collaborations, including with the private sector and Seoul’s citizens. The second is to strive for a stronger and connected community, including focusing on providing care services to vulnerable Seoulites. The third goal is to promote inclusive growth where all citizens have the right to benefit from economic growth and equitable development.

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