* Date : 2017-03-06
Shoe Factory Town Gets a Makeover
Urban regeneration is giving a second life to ghost towns. Once a desolate industrial area with shoe factories, Seongsu-dong in Seoul has now transformed into a hip neighborhood with handmade shoe boutiques, retail shops and artisan cafes. The urban renewal project of the area involved active participation from residents in the decision-making process. We take a look at how it breathed a new life into a decaying neighborhood and restored its economy to its former glory.