From 27th August to 31st August 2019, I was in Seoul, South Korea, attending the workshop “Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation” hosted by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements and organised by Dr Se-Hoon Park at KRIHS. My own talk was entitled “Urban Transformation with ‘Korean Style’: Lessons from Property-based Redevelopment by the Korean Developmental State”. The presented papers at this workshop are to be put together as an edited volume. More on this later.