On Thursday, October 8th, Peter Kindel, SOM Director of Urban Design and Planning, will deliver a lecture in Busan, South Korea, at a public symposium titled, “Waterfront Development and the Future of Busan North Port.” The symposium is part of a special exhibition on the sister-city relationship between Busan and Chicago that will take place at the 2015 Busan International Architectural Culture Festival in South Korea.
Busan is at an inflection point in their history, where new urban waterfront lands have become available that will allow the city to grow. Kindel’s lecture, “Urban Waterfronts in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges,” will discuss the growth opportunities along with the challenges that reclaimed urban waterfronts present to cities around the world. With a special focus on Chicago’s 26-mile public waterfront, he will present a series of global case studies that address a range of issues to realize the full civic and economic value of urban shorelines.
Urban Waterfronts in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges
Chicago Waterfront Development and the Future of Busan North Port Symposium
Busan International Architectural Culture Festival
October 8, 2015
Busan Port International Passenger Terminal’s New Office Building
Busan, South Korea