Mayor Park Won-soon received the internationally prestigious ‘Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize,’ also called the ‘Nobel Prize for Urban Administration,’ on behalf of the 10 million Seoul citizens.
On Monday, July 9 at 6:15 pm, Mayor Park Won-soon was awarded a certificate, medal, and prize money of 300 thousand Singapore dollars by Singaporean president, Halimah binti Yacob at the ‘2018 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize’ award ceremony in Singapore.
Mayor Park gave his award speech, saying that it was a great achievement by amazing citizens and expressed his gratitude to the 10 million Seoul citizens and Seoul Metropolitan Government employees that helped make this change in Seoul. He also emphasized that revolutions are the movements within the hearts of the citizens, and citizens change their lives and the city paradigm through participating in the revolution process. Seoul City plans on inviting public officials from sister cities to Seoul, and operating training programs to share Seoul’s urban regeneration policies.
The same day, before the award ceremony, there was also an arranged spot at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center to explain directly to the global city delegation the key policies that lead Seoul to its outstanding achievement of the ‘Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.’ Designated the first transit mall, they also took time to introduce Seoul’s the various successful projects, such as ‘Sinchon Yonsei-ro,’ a road altered for pedestrians, ‘Mapo Oil Tank Culture Park,’ a 1st grade safety facility for oil reserves reborn into a complex cultural facility, ‘Seoullo 7017,’ a car road changed into a pedestrian road which turned into a tourist spot gathering 10 million visitors within a year of its opening, and more.