“What good is a city if it can’t even manage the construction and maintenance of its pavement?” This is what I had often thought while walking around Seoul before I became mayor.
I believe this is what everyone in Seoul has thought as they walked along sidewalks that were uneven, broken, and rough.
To address these problems, we instituted the “10 Commandments of Sidewalks”, which include the “real-name system,” “one-strike-out system,” “no road construction in winter,” and “walking buddy.” This year, in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the commandments, we are hosting the International Block Paving Forum. At the forum, we will showcase permeable paving blocks and also hold a water circulation expo. Come and experience the exciting changes taking place in Seoul!