Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul
This stream used to be buried underneath the city of Seoul until it was uncovered and transformed into a lush green park as part of the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project. Since 2003, the new park has been like a major life-force for the center of the city, helping reduce temperatures and bridging the gap between the north and south of the metropolis. The 5.6 km park is encouraging new activity and recreation and is even home to an array of new insects, fish and other wildlife.
Wunderland Kalkar in Germany
If you’re looking for a bit more excitement in your park, check out the Wunderland Kalkar in Germany — an abandoned nuclear plant that has been transformed into an amusement park. The plant was never actually in operation, so have no fear of radiation — but rather than tearing it down, they transformed it into a park that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year.
inhabitat, 23.07.11. one of my friends is studying abroard in seoul for the summer. Hope she pays this daylighted river park a visit. whenever I hear of someone traveling someplace, I always have some place or thing to tell them about. Another friend earlier was thinking of spending a semester in Australia, in Brisbane, and I proceeded to tell him all about the obscenely cool BRT (bus rapid transit) there. yay~ international studies/urban planning!

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