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Research delegates from Seoul Community Support Centre

Publica explore civic participation in the planning of urban neighbourhoods, with Seoul researchers

Researchers from the Seoul Community Support Centre (SCSC) paid a visit to the Publica team this summer, to hear about our work on the Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Plan for Queen's Park Community Council (QPCC) – also meeting Queen’s Park Councillor and Chair of the Neighbourhood Planning Committee, Gill Fitzhugh. The research team came to learn from the team’s experience of community governance and civic participation, as well as the overall functioning and structure of neighbourhood planning process in the UK – to take lessons back to Seoul City.

The SCSC is an intermediary organisation set up by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, aims to support and encourage thriving community life in Seoul’s urban neighbourhoods. As a result, the researchers were interested in learning from the Publica team’s cross disciplinary experience, their insights on working with community and amenity societies, as well as consultation and community engagement. They were similarly keen to understand both the physical space, and the soft structures that need in place to enable communities to thrive, as well as how to measure the social impacts of civic participation and citizens’ capacity.

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Date: September 19, 2016