Exporting cities from East Asia: Another growth engine or illusive dream?

  • Do Young OH (Speaker)

Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations


East Asian states have achieved rapid economic growth and urbanisation in the past decades. While the urbanisation rate of the region has slowed, their successes have led the state to replicate its urban development models elsewhere, especially in developing countries, to achieve further economic growth. Such an attempt was not usual as best practices in urban development were primarily derived from Western experiences. In this regard, this seminar will focus on the South Korean government’s various initiatives to export its urban development experiences outside Korea. In particular, this seminar will critically investigate a new large-scale housing development project in Kuwait that is being promoted jointly by the Korean and Kuwaiti governments. Doing so will contribute to understanding the diverse aspects of the urbanisation process in East Asia and question the idea of exporting an urban development model to other countries where their historical and geographical contexts are different.
Period22 Apr 2022
Event titleChina and Regional Studies Joint Webinar Series
Event typeSeminar
OrganisersSchool of Graduate Studies, University of Turku