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The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) - Asia

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Sustainable Cities Programme in Korea

In 1998, responding to a request from the Ministries of Science /Technology and Environment, SCP-Asia and UNDP Seoul, through the Seoul National University (SNU) supported Hanam City to adapt the SCP Environmnetal Planning and Management pproach to develop and test new national guidelines for an innovative city development plan that would both allow city growth whilst retaining its "green" image.

The lessons learned provided the foundations to establish a SCP "Eco-city" Network in the SNU for the Republic, with Seogwipo City joining Hanam city to take the lead from March 2005, to introduce and further adapt the SCP-EPM process on a pilot basis, to strenhgten biodiversity and watershed management, which anchored development of the network on participatory urban management through broad-based partnerships.

During 2006, a City Consultation Committee (CCC) that included many civic society representatives, guided a cross-sectoral Working Group on Water Resource Management to develop a city-regional strategy that implement a number of demonstration projects to collect rainwater through roof catchments; clean the city's riverbanks; and increase water utilisation to green and cool the city. Documentation of these demo-projects and lessons learned is expected to be completed early 2008.

To further replicate and up-scale lessons learned from Hanam and Seogwipo cities, the Korea SCP "EcoCity" Network was expanded to the Provincial-leve, when has extended its support to replicate the lessons learned in Gangwon Province, where (in April 2007) Gangreung City and Pyeongchang-County were selected as pilot demonstration sites, whose environmental planning and management experiences are expected to be up-scaled and applied in all 18 cities and counties in the Province by 2010.

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