Gov’t’s abandoned housing plan highlights risks to greenbelt

The Korea Times | Aug 8, 2020 at 3:00 AM
  • When she was young, Jo Eun-bit loved to lose herself in the forests and mountains around her home in the outskirts of Seoul.
  • Now Jo and other residents are fighting to stop a development project that aims to build some 5,000 public housing units on more than 600,000 square meters of land, the vast majority, or 88.2 percent, development-restricted areas in the country’s greenbelt.
  • The reforms led to the release of 1,507 square kilometers of greenbelt nationwide by 2011, a 28 percent decrease in the total area.