Why on earth would UNESCO honour Seoul’s hanok regeneration programme?

Seoul City planners have been honoured by UNESCO for their Bukchon hanok “regeneration” programme. How on earth did that happen, given their not very stellar record? (See kahoidong.com) #

Seoul's hanoks being regenerated (from www.kahoidong.com)
Seoul's hanoks being regenerated (from www.kahoidong.com)

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