Changing approaches to urban development in South Korea From 'clean and attractive global cities' towards 'hopeful communities'

Title
Changing approaches to urban development in South Korea From 'clean and attractive global cities' towards 'hopeful communities'
Author
Blaz Kriznik
Keywords
public space; social sustainability; Seoul; sustainable urban development; urban design; urban policy
Issue Date
2013-11
Publisher
LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 4 CAMBRIDGE ST, LIVERPOOL L69 7ZU, ENGLAND
Citation
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW, 권: 35, 호: 4, 페이지: 395-418
Abstract
South Korea is one of the world's most urbanised countries. While the country is well known for the rapid economic growth and massive urbanisation in the past, it is overlooked that approaches to urban development in South Korea are beginning to change. The paper addresses this by considering different urban design projects in the Seoul metropolitan region in terms of how they address the local history and culture, the quality of everyday life, economic competitiveness, diverse uses of public space and civic participation in decision-making. The Kkummaru Visitors Centre, Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park, Bupyeong Culture Street and Gwanghwamun Plaza are discussed as case studies of recent urban design projects. While all cases show that novel approaches to urban development are taking place in South Korea, the paper argues that the urban design, which fails to sustain the existing social and cultural structures, to create inclusive places of social interaction or to involve citizens in the decision-making does not significantly differ from the past.
URI
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1465506672?accountid=11283http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/45010
ISSN
1474-6743; 1478-3401
DOI
10.3828/idpr.2013.27
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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF URBAN STUDIES[S](도시대학원) > URBAN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT AND REAL ESTATE(도시개발경영·부동산학과) > Articles
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