Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Korea's ecological Capital, Suncheon, is going to host an International Garden Expo. This expo will carry the recognition of AIPH and will be a first for Korea.
The Expo will be held over a period of 6 months (April to October 2013). It will take place around the Suncheon Bay area, and a space of 152 hectare is set aside for its development.
Over the last 150 years, International Garden Expos have been recognized throughout Europe and other developed countries. They have mainly been developed as a way of urban restoration and environmental planning and protection. Trees and flowers keep on growing and blooming as well as increasing the value of the environment. For this reason Garden Expos can be seen as ongoing or continues.
With Suncheon City, hosting the Expo in 2013, it also hopes to boasts the already existing value of Suncheon Bay, one of the world's top 5 coastal wetlands.
Combined, our city is aiming to be recognized as one of the world's top ecological areas.
Introduction of Garden Exposition
Expo and Its Meanings
Expo, an abbreviation of exposition, refers to exhibitions or trade fairs. It is commonly called 'international expo' in Korea.
In general, an expo focuses on exhibiting products made by thelatest advanced technologies and their innovative value and quality rather than their sales Expo provides visitors with opportunities to experience contemporary as well as future trends.
The preservation of Suncheon Bay, as well as developinga new gardening culture within the region.
- Develop a new garden culture by combining Suncheon Bay, a natural 'garden', and one of the world's top 5 proclaimed coastal wetlands, with an artificial, 'future' garden in order to lay a foundation for preserving the area's natural habitat.
Establish a new model for urban development by constructing a "flood-garden" downtown.
- Create a new model for urban development that will prevent flooding in frequently flooded areas. Reducing the "heat-island" effect. Both these will result into more outdoor-leisure-space development within the downtown area.
Act as catalyst for the process of "Green-Development." This will enable Suncheon to become a proclaimed International Ecological City. Focus will be placed on Eco-Friendly Tourism and Eco-Friendly Industrial Development.
Develop the tourism industry through three consecutive international expositions.
Encourage the development of industry that focuses on gardens and greenery, such as horticulture, landscaping, agriculture, and architecture. Create an international brand name for Suncheon City through developing an ecological axis that will link
Suncheon Bay, the Exhibition Center, and the City Downtown with development along the Dongcheon River.
Promote green-growth that will integrate nature and man within an eco-friendly, tourism-orientated, prestigious quality-of-life, city.