Compact City Policies: Korea

Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

This report examines Korea's urban policies and offers customised policy recommendations based on the OECD publication, Compact City Policies (2012). Some Korean policies, such as urban regeneration, new town development or multi-modal transfering centers, have implicitly implemented compact city polices to a certain degree. However, there are still issues - including urban sprawl, unbalanced socio-economic levels and environmental challenges - which can be threats to urban competitiveness. An appropriate set of compact city polices, such as environmental friendly urban regeneration, mixed land use, polices to offset the side effects of compact development, strong management of transport demands, and governance enforcement, can accelerate Korean cities' sustainable development.

Published on November 28, 2014

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Foreword and Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Korean cities from the perspective of the compact city
Compact city policy in Korea
Compact city policy in Daejeon and Hwaseong, Korea
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