SEMINAR CITIES : may 7th : Hunmin Kim: « Livable City: Its Concept, Perception, and Satisfaction »

30 avril 2014


Livable City: Its Concept, Perception, and Satisfaction

Wednesday 7 May 2014 : 5 – 7 pm

Sciences Po : Salle Goguel

56, rue des Saints-Pères 75007 Paris

The quest for ideal communities continues since the ancient times. Cities, once thought of as attractive with bright lights and promises of better lives, are challenged with myriad of problems. As the costs of agglomeration surpass its benefits, a resurgence of attempts for making cities more livable has gained attention in areas of research and practice. Researches on livable cities are undertaken in a wide range of disciplines but tend to be scattered lacking consensus. This presentation examines various theoretical concepts of a livable city and varied criteria in implementing or evaluating livable city programs of several international organizations. It is followed by a discussion of results from a survey of citizens in major Korean cities on their perception and satisfaction regarding factors of a livable city.


Hunmin Kim is a professor in the Department of Public Administration at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, where she teaches courses on Urban Policy Analysis, Regional Development, and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Her research interests are metropolitan governance, urban development and regeneration, public policy conflicts, and world cities. She has been serving in numerous committees of the Korean government, as well as in advisory committees of the United Nations Program on Governance and of OECD Korea Policy Centre. She is the 2011 President of the Korean Association for Policy Studies which is the largest scholarly and professional association for policy analysis in Korea.

She has published among others “A Study on the Importance and Satisfaction of Factors of Livable Cities”, (The Korean Association for Local Government Studies, 25(2), 2013) and Innovation for Metropolitan Governance (Seoul: Ewha Womans University Press, 2006).

Collective discussion


Free entrance according to available places