OPEN CITIES: The New Post-Industrial World Order
June 21-23, 2014 Seoul
Conference Co-chairs: Alice Y. Kimm, University of Southern California + Jaepil Choi, Seoul National University
A fascinating and culturally-based urbanism has emerged in Asia and elsewhere, fueled by aggressive investment in education, technology, and innovation. It is hoped that concentration on these new-age tools will advance the most culturally sophisticated lifestyles possible, and in so doing reverse the trend of Westernization in favor of a more globalized world-view. The result is unprecedented–a premier service-industry city typology, a new open city, a paradigm of a global post-industrial city.