The 2030 Seoul Plan is the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s priority plan for the direction and change to be pursued by the city until 2030. It suggests space planning, as well as the basic direction for the establishment of Seoul Metropolitan Government’s future policies and planning in each field, and it will also affect the life of citizens extensively.
The 2030 Seoul Plan is a plan decided by citizens at each step of planning, so it is quite different from Seoul’s past plans. In particular, the “Happy City of Citizens with Communication and Consideration,” the future vision of the 2030 Seoul Plan, was suggested by citizens. To realize the future vision, a total of 5 core issues such as “people-centered city without discrimination,” “-Dynamic global city with a strong job market” “Vibrant Cultural and Historic City,” “Lively and safe city,” and “Stable housing and easy transportation, community-oriented city” have been established after discussions with experts. In addition, to realize the 5 major issues by space unit, the direction of 4 space planning policies such as “recovery and strengthening of Seoul City’s identity,” “strengthening of global competitiveness of the metropolitan area,” “development direction of 5 areas,” and “innovative improvement of citizens’ living environment” was established, with the development directions for 5 areas decided.
The 1-main center, 5-subcenter area system, 11-local center system” has been implemented since the first establishment of national basic urban planning in 1990, but it will be changed to the “3-main center, 7-regional center, 12-local center .” The 3 main center areas will be: Historic city center, including Seoul City Wall area to be fostered as an international cultural center; Gangnam as an international business center, and; Yeongdeungpo and Yeouido as an international financial center. The 7 regional centers will include: Yongsan, Cheongnyangni, Wangsimni, Changdong, Sanggye, Sangam, Susaek, Magok, Gasan, Daerim, and Jamsil.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to establish 140 neighborhood zones in 5 areas from the end of this year until 2016.