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Urban and Architecture Policy in London

Robin Kim’s presentation to Deputy Mayor of Seoul

Urban and Architecture Policy in London

On 27th October, Dr Robin J H Kim, Urban Laboratory Fellow, made a presentation at UCL to the visiting Deputy Mayor of Seoul, Seung Guk Moon, and accompanying policy makers on Urban and Architecture Policy in London.

One of the strategic objectives of the visit was to explore how London’s tall building and visual protection policies have been established. Seoul is now struggling to protect major views of the city, following the construction of  many tall buildings over the last two decades without any proper guidelines. London is regarded as a useful example in providing Seoul with lessons in relation to visual sustainability.

Robin’s presentation focused on the main principles and concepts enshrined in several key policies, including the St Paul’s Heights Guide (City of London Corporation), Regional Planning Guidance (RPG 3A), London View Management Framework (LVMF) and Guidance on Tall Buildings.  In particular, he explained how these policies indicate London’s attempts to meet political, social and economic needs through the formulation of effective planning guidelines. After the presentation, strategic processes and methods were discussed by which the Deputy Mayor might launch urban and architecture policy initiatives for Seoul.


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Robin addressing the Mayor's party


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