Regional Development


Urban Transport Governance and Inclusive Development in Korea

This report analyses the relationship between urban transport and inclusive development in Korea. First, it looks at how Korea is shifting from car-centered transport towards people-centered mobility. It discusses opportunities and challenges posed by current urban transport arrangements in Korea, and proposes options for improving urban transport governance. Second, the report uses advanced data analysis and space syntax methods to examine how accessibility to public transport shapes inclusiveness in Korean metropolitan areas. Third, it analyses public transport in four selected Korean cities (Seoul, Suwon, Changwon and Sejong), which offer interesting insights into how public transport policies can be tailored to local socio-economic profiles and urban landscapes.

Published on March 28, 2017


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Towards a more effective governance of urban transport in Korea
Urban public transport accessibility and inclusive growth in Korea
Spotlight on four Korean cities
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