As the City of Suwon prepared for the coming of the month-long ecomobile month in September 2013, the Haengungdong neighborhood, an area designated as a car-free zone, is showing remarkable changes, from greening of the households and streets, to the gradual removal of automobiles.  More

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Around the Haenggungdong neighborhood

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VIP ride and Grand Opening Parade

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Highlights

Blindfold tour opens new vision for public space

09.09.2013

On a sunny September day, a Korean volunteer from the EcoMobiltiy World Festival led me through the neighborhood of Suwon blindfolded.[more]

Category: EcoMobility Blog, Top Blog, EcoMobility Festival, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

The world needs more pedal power!

09.09.2013

At the Haenggung-dong neighborhood in Suwon, South Korea, where the EcoMobility World Festival 2013 is taking place, residents and visitors would need more than their vocal prowess to sing at karaokes – they need pedaling powers...[more]

Category: EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

Ecomobile life: challenges of the change process

09.09.2013

What do you think is the biggest hurdle in living an ecomobile life? Answer: “I think the problem is not the ecomobile lifestyle, but the process of change towards it; I mean we as residents experience this by ourselves right...[more]

Category: Top Blog, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

EcoMobility World Festival on Arirang TV

06.09.2013

See the interview with Creative Director of Festival broadcast on Korean channel Arirang TV.[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

Post-Congress Press Release

05.09.2013

Returning public spaces to citizens and providing green, active and integrated ecomobile transport options are the main messages drawn from the EcoMobility 2013 Suwon Congress. [more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

Explore the alleys of Haenggung-dong with a guided tour!

05.09.2013

Available in English, Chinese and Japanese, the tours operate three times daily every Saturday and Sunday this September. [more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, EcoMobility Blog

Suwon Congress concludes with mayors’ commitment to greening and humanizing urban mobility

05.09.2013

Suwon, South Korea - Giving public spaces back to citizens and providing them with green, active and integrated ecomobile transport options are the main message drawn at the EcoMobility 2013 Suwon Congress.[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, EcoMobility Congress Day 4, Vehicles, EcoMobility Blog

Residents actively engage in Festival activities

04.09.2013

The Festival will not be a success without the active participation of the Haenggungdong residents. ICLEI toured the neighborhood and surveyed the activities where residents take part in. [more]

Category: EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Congress Day 4, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, Top Blog

Walking became more enjoyable in Haenggung-dong

03.09.2013

The Haenggung-dong neighborhood has undergone major street transformations over the course of two years. ICLEI asked the residents what further improvements they would like to see in the future.[more]

Category: EcoMobility Congress Day 3, Top Blog, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

EcoMobility: moving back to the basics?

03.09.2013

While sustainability advocates struggle to market the idea of ecomobility to cities, transport experts and engineers on the ground said what urban planners are missing is often the basic question of “whose mobility”. [more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, EcoMobility Congress Day 3

“Suwon 2013 EcoMobility Impulse” attracts attention

02.09.2013

The Suwon 2013 EcoMobility Impulse - a key document capturing the visions and essence of EcoMobility developed by ICLEI, attracts wide interest and is well received by ecomobile experts and pioneers. [more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Congress Day 2, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

Focus to shift from stages and pavilions to the everyday spaces of Festival neighborhood

02.09.2013

Yesterday, the newly paved streets of Haenggung-dong were debuted in style. Today a host of around 500 international congress participants pack the pavilion as they assembled for the Opening Plenary session. [more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Congress Day 2

Why do you think it is difficult to get people out of their cars?

02.09.2013

Angry protests reverberated in the streets of Haenggungdong neighborhood when Mayor Yeom Tae-Young boldy pitched the idea of living without cars for a month. ICLEI spoke with some residents to find out why they think it is...[more]

Category: Top Blog, EcoMobility Congress Day 2, EcoMobility Festival Week 1

EcoMobility Festival sparks off ecomobile lifestyle in motion

01.09.2013

September 1, 2013, Suwon, South Korea - Today, residents of Haenggungdong in Suwon, South Korea woke up to a new neighborhood: car-less and people-friendly. [more]

Category: Top Blog, EcoMobility Congress Day 1, EcoMobility Blog, EcoMobility Festival, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, Festival News

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Suwon citizens say EcoMobility is more than riding a bike

01.09.2013

Engaging 4,300 residents to swap some 1,500 cars for ecomobile vehicles and adopt an ecomobile lifestyle, the City of Suwon is setting an example to cities worldwide that travelling by eco-friendly means of transport is possible...[more]

Category: Festival News, EcoMobility Festival, EcoMobility Congress Day 1, EcoMobility Festival Week 1, EcoMobility Blog, Top Blog