Urban design and the melting pot of foreign workers in South Korean cities

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2009-05

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Yi, We-Jae

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The first story explores how the wave of social change that craves creative space design and integration has improved and is improving Seoul city's environment and Seoulites' lives. Focusing on Design Seoul project - Seoul's scenery reconstructing plans, the first story reports the whole city-level renovations happening in terms of space and people's minds and its positive influences on South Korean's lives. The second story investigates the changing phase of Korean society caused by growing number of foreign workers from Southeast Asia and China in the last 10 years as Korean society has become a more multi-racial community. The story shows the issues raised by the social change and works to be done. Combining the two feature stories, this report addresses how Korean society is changing in various aspects.

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