Our report on how two Asian metropolises are grappling with environmental problems, from increased pollution to worsening traffic, caused readers to reflect on ways to improve the cities

Re "Saving Seoul" [May 15], on the city's transformation into a greener urban environment: As a citizen of Seoul, I am so proud that we have reclaimed and cleaned up Cheonggyecheon stream, the centerpiece of the city's environmentally friendly future. Cheonggyecheon, Seoul Forest and Seoul Plaza are green oases where a Seoulite can take a break, as free as a bird. Seoul's welcoming green spaces set a new...

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