London planner wins South Korea study trip

Clare Healy, a planner with Arup in London, has won a Planning Summer School secondment to study a river restoration scheme in South Korea.

Claire Healy will study the Cheonggyecheon River Restoration Scheme
Claire Healy will study the Cheonggyecheon River Restoration Scheme
Healy, who is currently on full-time secondment to Thames Water, fought off almost 30 other contenders to win the trip.

Healy will study the Cheonggyecheon River Restoration Scheme, which has seen the waterway reopened after being used as a covered sewer until 2005.

After her trip, Healy will present her findings to the Planning Summer School.

Cath Ranson, chair of the special fund panel, said: "Aside from proposing an interesting new destination for the Scholarship, the panel considered that Clare’s study has much real-time value for Summer School delegates."

Healy said the trip would provide valuable insight into the role of planning in delivering the restoration of blue infrastructure within urban areas. 

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