“Learning from public space in Pyongyang” with Yim

Dongwoo Yim (Critic, Architecture) was recently interviewed by NK News for the article “Learning from public space in Pyongyang.”

Yim, author of Pyongyang and Pyongyang After, a history and analysis of urban spaces in the North Korean capital, discussed the city’s public use spaces. “They conceive of urban space as space owned by the public, not space for real estate development,” Yim says. “For instance, Pyongyang puts public or cultural buildings in the most desirable space of the city instead of buildings such as offices, which can be more beneficial in terms of taxation.”

NK News is a specialist website headquartered in Washington, D. C. and focused on North Korea. Read the full interview at NK News.

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Architecture, Dongwoo Yim, News, North Korea, Public Space, urban planning