Want China Times
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said that he was impressed by the design and development of the
U-myeon public housing community in Seoul, which has also taken into consideration residents’ needs in terms of education and employment, among other living functions.
A city government spokesperson quoted the mayor who stayed overnight Wednesday in the U-myeon public housing community to observe its planning and development, saying that he found the integrated planning in developing the public housing community most admirable and would like to borrow the experience.
The mayor said, having learned how South Korea has made building public housing units a national policy, he wondered why Taiwan’s central government has consistently failed to recognize the critical issue since the skyrocketing housing prices have long been a major concern for citizens of Taipei. [FULL STORY]