The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) will continue its seminar series on Thursday, December 8, with a presentation by Dr. Yoonhwan Park, Visiting Scholar. Dr. Park will present, “Comparison of urban problems between Korea and the United States through quantitative data analysis.” 

This event will take place on Thursday, December 8, at 12:30 p.m., in the Rutgers-Camden Alumni House’s Conference Room. A virtual option is also available. This free event requires registration. Lunch is offered for those who attend in-person. 


South Korean cities face many of the same problems that American cities have experienced in the past.  The problems of increasing heterogeneity in urban composition, poverty and inequality between classes, gentrification, transportation, and housing are challenges that cities in both countries need to solve. South Korea faces additional challenges with excessive concentration of people and economic power in the Seoul Metro and extremely low fertility rates. Without balanced national development to address these issues, Korea’s national competitiveness is likely to decline.