David Choo has been working as an Creative Urbanist with various companies and projects. He has so much interested in the villages/cities based on their communities because he believes that stories of villages/cities can bring changes to their society, not physical development or reconstruction.
He's been trying to make a change as a curator of TEDxItaewon, Seoul. He is TEDx Ambassador for Korea also and has attended TEDActive(Palm Springs) and TEDxSummit(Doha) 2012. He would like to share his ideas and passion with global network for villages/cities and North Korea by managing futureofcity(www.futureofcity.com) website and his foundation.
Areas of Expertise
Urban and Regional Planning, Developer of Mixed Use developments, Architectiure, Masterplanning, Project Management, Photo Editing, Social & Business Networking
An idea worth spreading
1) TEDx event experience in S.Korea. => I know we all have quite different backgrounds, but in this inter-national and multi-national backgrounds we can make a difference together. There is so famous street called "ITAEWON" in Korea, a place international people gather and enjoy shopping. This is a perfect multinational circumstance. With gathering, networking, sharing ideas and enjoying TED, we all can understand the cultural difference and come to know the way solving problems around us. 2) TEDx event sharing in developing countries => I've been to Nepal three times and other asian countries also. IMHO, the sustainable support to the young generation in developing countries is holding TEDx event! I hope to hold TEDx event in Nepal this summer and other developing countries next year. Holding TEDx events is the way to make them to be connected to various people, knowledge, and ideas. Hope to hear your voices and to see at our TEDxItaewon event. Thanks! :-)
I'm passionate about
Curiousity, Listening to life stories, Advanced quality of life with urban planning. http://www.futureofcity.com/
Talk to me about
He is korean looking, but living as a global citizen. He is TEDx licensee/curator and TEDx Ambassador in Korea.
People don't know I'm good at
Listenning to people's complain, connecting people, educating and inspirating people, and taking photograph.
My TED story
#1. 4 years ago, somebody recommended this TED.com site to me. So I have watched 1 story everyday for 4 years. Whenver I watch these stories, I feel more brave, inspired and become doing more specific actions. #2. Anwar, one of the most power translator from Sudan, he gave me an inspiration of doing of change this society. I have decided and lived to inspire and act doing good, right thing with my major, carrer. #3. I have attended to TEDActive and TEDxSummit. And now I am TEDxItaewon licensee/curator, TEDx Ambassador in S.Korea. TEDxItaewon is one of 48 strategic partners of TEDxChange. You can visit TEDxIteawon site => www.TEDxItaewon.com. SEND YOUR MESSAGES TO ME!(@sweater95) and VISIT MY FACEBOOK!! :-)