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Seoul’s greenbelt : An experiment in urban containment

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An experiment in urban containment

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Author(English)

Bengston, David N.; Youn, Yeo-Chang

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[United States]:U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Date 2005
Series Title; No Policies for managing urban growth and landscape change: a key to conservation in the 21st century
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding North Central Research Sation

Abstract

Urban containment policies are considered by some to be a promising approach to growth management. The greenbelt-based urban containment policy of Seoul, Republic of Korea is examined as a case study. Seoul’s greenbelt has generated both significant social costs and benefits. Korea’s greenbelt policy is currently being revised, largely due to pressure from greenbelt landowners and developers. While there is no definitive answer to the question of whether Seoul would be a more or less “sustainable city” today without the greenbelt, it is certain that in the absence of the greenbelt Seoul would have lost much of its rich natural heritage and essential ecosystem services.

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volume title: Policies for managing urban growth and landscape change: a key to conservation in the 21st century.
chapter title: Seoul’s greenbelt: An experiment in urban containment