SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Jeonju is set to develop 100 urban forest areas for urban heat-island reduction, said the city government on February 20. The forest areas will be developed at schools, apartments, streets and rooftops in varying sizes. A total of 400 million won (US$ 360,000) will be spent this year to develop 7 forest areas at sites particularly crowded with apartments.
There are also plans in the works to develop forests for educational and therapeutic purposes, currently dubbed ‘medication forests,’ around several schools. The city government is also going to substitute concrete and asphalt with eco-friendly materials at public parking lots to reduce urban heat-island effects.
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