Korea's concern about the spatial distribution of economic activity is manifested in several policy initiatives, as well as in public planning and zoning powers to a remarkable degree in attempting to force location changes on industry. In addition, Korea's new ten year physical development plan is filled with spatial aspects. This provides a unique opportunity for researching such possibilities, and possibly influencing policy. The question of why Korea has this interest elicited a variety of responses. Several different, largely independent studies can be identified which could contribute to a better understanding of spatial policy. The list suggested is biased toward being comprehensive rather than selective, it includes studies of basic demographics, migration analyses, industry location decisions, wage differentials, central office location patterns, utility supply costs, and public finance. In sum, a good study of spatial development patterns in Korea does seem feasible, and should contribute to better understanding of spatial development patterns in developing countries in general.