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  • 2019 July (Vol.38)

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    I SEOUL U 2019 July No.38As heat wave warnings are issued all throughout Seoul during the scorching summer, the city of Seoul has collaborated with 25 districts, metropolitan cities and related organizations for expansive installations such as mist-spraying shades,“Cooling Fog,” and crosswalk shades to protect citizens. The shades, which were first introduced in 2013 in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, area tent and parasol-like structures which can be found at crosswalks. Citizens can momentarily avoid the heat of the sun rays while waiting for traffic lights.Copyright ⓒ SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


    Moreover, to provide natural shades in major downtown areas, the Seoul Metropolitan Government planted shade trees on traffic islands and by crosswalks in June 2019. Starting in July, the city is carrying out a project to install mobile tree planters in multi-use public spaces such as parks and plazas. As a result, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will place 400 planters on 71 traffic islands and 42 spots by crosswalks all throughout Seoul until 2022, and began its preparations for rest areas such as by installing chairs under the shade. In addition, various summer festivals are being held all around Seoul. Watch a clip of the Sinchon Water Gun Festival filmed on-site on the hip and trendy streets of Sinchon