February 08, 2023

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jack Greenberg

Jack Greenberg is a recipient of the Global Korea Scholarship, currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Peace and Security Studies at Korea University’s Graduate School of International Studies. Before moving to Korea, Jack worked as a Consultant at Deloitte Canada for five-and-a-half years in its Human Capital practice. He is currently interested in the history of South Korean housing and urban development and enjoys documenting the changing landscape of cities across the country in his free time. Follow him on Twitter at @jackwgreenberg .

Analysis

How lack of redevelopment provided tinder for a fire in Seoul’s last shantytown

Political disputes have left Guryong Village residents to face poverty and the elements despite ROK’s economic success

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergJanuary 23, 2023
Analysis

How hate and prejudice make immigrants think twice about moving to South Korea

Seoul hopes to attract foreign workers to bolster the economy, but resistance to outsiders runs deep in Korean society

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergDecember 22, 2022
Analysis

Yoon Suk-yeol faces off against unions as strike threatens South Korean economy

President threatens jail time and fines for truckers after days of protests for higher wages and safety standards

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergNovember 29, 2022
Analysis

How China’s growing clout helped bump South Korea from Human Rights Council

ROK’s failed bid to stay on council a blow to human rights accountability as Beijing’s friends take its place

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergOctober 17, 2022
Opinion

In South Korea, mistreatment of the disabled is far from a relic of the past

Investigation into rape and torture at welfare center decades ago underlines need to confront continuing abuse today

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergSeptember 28, 2022
Analysis

Seoul mayor’s redevelopment plans risk gutting the city’s cultural heritage

Oh Se-hoon seeks to reign in housing prices and foster business growth but faces local opposition to renovation efforts

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergSeptember 7, 2022
Analysis

Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options

Prohibiting semi-basement ‘banjiha’ apartments without offering affordable alternatives hurts city’s most vulnerable

Jack GreenbergJack GreenbergAugust 19, 2022