The City of Busan announced that “Gamcheon Culture Village Project”, which is known as a successful urban regeneration project, was recognized as a special mention during the 3rd edition of the International Award 'UCLG – MEXICO CITY – Culture 21'.
The International Award UCLG* - Mexico City - Culture 21, co-organized by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Mexico City and the Committee on Culture of UCLG, recognizes leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture and sustainable cities.
The City of Busan’s “historic downtown culture cluster ‘Totatoga’”, which supports local artists’ activities, through the availability of venues, the structuring of sectors, and community activities for citizens, was also given a special mention at the 2nd edition of the International Award 'UCLG – MEXICO CITY – Culture 21' in 2016.
The Gamcheon Culture Village project was listed as a World Habitat Awards 2018 finalist in March 2018 and the city plans to apply for the Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Award in August 2018, along with some of the city’s other outstanding projects.
*United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) was founded in May 2004, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government. Based in Barcelona, UCLG is the largest local government organization in the world. Representing over half the world’s population, the cities and association members of UCLG are present in 136 UN Member States across seven world regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and West Asia, Latin America and North America. Over 1000 cities are direct members of United Cities and Local Governments, as well as 112 national associations, which represent all the cities and local governments in a single country.