Words matter. These are the best Park Won-soon Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
We will work as if the PyeongChang Olympics is jointly hosted by Gangwon Province and Seoul.
Transparency and accountability must be restored in politics.
I am kind of an idealist but I became a DUP member because I believe politics should have a footing in harsh reality.
Most of the job on DDP was already done by the time I became mayor. So was Gwanghwamun Square, described by many architects as the city’s worst architectural creation, and the new city hall. I did not think that redoing them would be the right approach as that would only create new problems.
Seoul citizens are becoming the owners of solar power plants by directly participating in solar generation through installation of mini solar photovoltaic, energy cooperative activities, or raising solar funds.
I oppose discrimination against homosexuals, but I do not support them, either.
Yongsan Garrison is an important venue representing Korea’s modern history which will be preserved.
In Seoul, there are plans to create a blockchain ecosystem to make it a city that will be recognized as the center of blockchain in the world.
Seoul will co-operate with the national government so that the 2032 Summer Olympics become something more than a sports festival – an opportunity to change the fate of the Korean Peninsula.
Coronavirus is constantly attacking society’s vulnerable classes and spaces. We must shake off the fantasy that we can go back to the past we were accustomed to.
Seoul will build more resource recovery facilities and establish new recycling facilities with the aim of achieving zero landfills of domestic waste.
Seoul will strictly limit the total greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and expand the construction of zero-energy buildings.
It’s in the hands of activists to expand the universal concept of human rights to include homosexuals. Once they persuade the people, the politicians will follow.
Since the inauguration of Mr. Lee Myung-bak, I was very much disappointed with his politics and policies. Not only in economics, but also in many social and political issues, he made many mistakes.
Seoul promises to make a big investment in the transition of ecology and civilization that will transform the green crisis into a green opportunity.
A new era doesn’t come from nothing. New thoughts, values and methods will be established after overcoming various hurdles on the way.
The central government wants to increase the number of nuclear power plants but we believe nuclear plants have their inherent problems.
I understand that some people are angry about taxi services. A taxi fare hike should be accompanied by better customer service.
With the Korean economy faltering, Seoul City will do its best to address problems regarding people’s economic livelihoods – the most important part of this effort being public housing.
Seoul strives to make an environment that is safe for foreign residents and also where they can succeed as well.
One of my philosophies is that citizens are the mayor… so we have citizens play an integral role in making policies and implementing them.
It is not easy, but young people have to learn languages.
The parties are all trying to reinvent themselves. I believe this upheaval is destined to take the country’s fate into a different direction.
When we travel to other countries, the Internet speed is so much slower. So I think in terms of technology, 5G and Internet speed, Korea has an absolute advantage over other countries.
Getting access to diverse civilizations should be easy, and languages are the gateway to that.
I’m always trying to invite citizens to participate in the process of public decision-making.
There is a tendency to attack some particular group of people and scapegoat them, but this is not the right attitude to cope with epidemics.
I never intended to become an opposition political leader. Perhaps the government wants to raise me up into one.
I believe investing in welfare is an investment in the future and in people.
It may sound like showing off, but I am good in communications and in creating harmony.
It’s problematic when we have excessive numbers of police taking over the streets. People visiting Seoul for the first time might think… this is a military state.
For me personally, it is one of my biggest priorities to build a sustainable city that can respond properly to the climate change.
We will strengthen crackdown on illegal renovations and enforce a restitution of large-scale development gains to better stabilize the real estate market.
Our respect for culture and diversity and arts is very low because we only focused on building the economy. But now as we have reached modernization… many citizens can display their potential for arts and culture and I believe that’s why Psy has become so popular.
Touring Seoul is like an onion that you keep peeling away layer after layer.
Gwanghwamun Square will be reborn as one for people.
Blockchain is an innovative technology with the power to change society and is gaining the world’s attention as a technology to enhance the competitiveness of the urban economy.
As politics is not subtraction but addition, those who share views and ideas need to join forces and they have to cooperate with political opponents even after they win an election.
I have my own vision to lead the Seoul City, but whether or not I can display it totally depends on the citizens.
We need to put priority on addressing issues related to people’s daily lives and their economic hardships.
Many homosexual couples in Korea are already together. They are not legally accepted yet, but I believe the Korean Constitution allows it. We are guaranteed the right to the pursuit of happiness. Of course, there may be different interpretations to what that pursuit means.
My motto for Seoul is ‘From Good to Great.’
We believe open data helps citizens have a better understanding about Seoul’s policies and motivates them to join the city government’s efforts.
There are many challenges ahead, and one of the most important ones I face is ensuring the future sustainability of our city.
In the past, we had several dog butcher shops in Cheongnyangni, but I closed almost all of them down through various measures.
After the 1970s, we accomplished economic development rapidly. But the side effect of that was high stress levels or the gap between the rich and poor. And these issues call on me to focus on the welfare and quality of life of the citizens.
The influence of culture and arts is much larger than the influence of economy sometimes.
Humans can’t live independently. We should work together and dream together.
Predicting and responding to the global economy will be the biggest challenge.
By applying blockchain technology to voting platforms, we can prevent tampering with online voting, which will increase confidence in the voting results of voters and residents in Seoul.
Korea remains in a very difficult position, politically, diplomatically and economically. Thus, it is very important to strike a balance with global powers. How well balanced Korea will be will determine what kind of roles we could play in the future.
Urban planning should be done with the mindset that we are determining the city’s fabric for 100 years to come.
I want to make a city that can run smoothly with anyone in charge, even without a mayor in place.
Korea has a long way to go before ending corruption. But Mayor Goh has certainly taken an important step toward it.
The answer is always at the site of the problem.
With the Green New Deal, Seoul is taking big steps to transition to a net-zero emissions economy in 2050.
It is necessary to diversify or improve the role of Gimpo airport.
When foreign tourists come to Seoul, they will likely want to experience the city more. The city combines past, present and future landscapes that cannot be found elsewhere.
Seoul is becoming a global city.
Sometimes even my old friends are against me. But it’s important to face your opposition and hear them out.