Sustainable Urban Environments from Seoul

The co-director of the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Sustainable Urban Environments, Jim Uber, has been in Seoul, Korea for much of this summer working with Seoul National University.

During this trip Uber says that he is “trying to explore this metropolitan area of 18 million.” He goes on to share that Seoul presents many contrasts with Cincinnati…contrasts that naturally make him think about urban sustainability issues. As a result, Uber plans to write about these observations, contrasts and other issues from Seoul. In his first article Uber discusses the cost of urban rainfall – in particular the cost of water runoff and the misuse of our urban rainfall.

You can continue reading Uber’s work on the Sustainable Urban Environments blog that he intends to update regularly throughout the rest of the summer.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.