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Songdo International Business District is being developed on 1,500 acres
of reclaimed land in South Korea along Incheon's waterfront, 40 miles
from Seoul and just 7 miles from Incheon International Airport.
Developed by Gale International and Korea's POSCO E&C, this metropolis
is the model of sustainable, city scaled development and urban innovation.

The first phase of the new international city has opened in August 2009.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, an international architectural practice
recognized for design excellence and innovation in their buildings
throughout the world, the 100 million square foot master plan includes
office space, residences, retail shops, hotels as well as civic and cultural facilities.

Category: Ecological Cities & Districts | Views: 965 | Added by: nickyurchenko | Date: 2011-11-08

Songdo International Business District (IBD) officially opened on August 7,
2009 as designated Free Economic Zone and the first new sustainable
city in the world designed to be an international business district.
With its strategic location just 15 minutes driving time from Incheon
International Airport and 3 ½ hours flying time to 1/3 of the world's
population and regional markets such as China, Russia and Japan, Songdo
IBD will position South Korea as the commercial epicenter of Northeast Asia.

The HafenCity University Hamburg, the University Of The Built Environment
and Metropolitan Development (HCU
), is the only university of its kind in
Europe. The education and research at the HCU Hamburg are aimed are
contemplating and concretising what the future of metropolitan areas should look like.

HafenCity covers an area of 157 hectares, making it one of the
most prominent inner-city waterfront development projects
in the world. Based on new concept for urban living, it will increase
the size of Hamburg City by 40 percent. Between the historic
Speicherstadt warehouse district and the River Elbe, new city
with cosmopolitan mix of homes, service businesses, culture, leisure,
tourism and commerce is emerging. The development (to circa 2025)
is being managed by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, 100-percent
subsidiary of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. HafenCity is
already rated as the model project for international waterfront development.

The Working Group for Sustainable Cities at Harvard University is
cross-disciplinary panel that brings together the faculties of university and industry leaders. The group is developing new ways of understanding and approaching
economic, social and environmental sustainability as it relates to urban regeneration.

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