As the population declines and local disappearance deepens, there has been significant domestic interest in Japan's site appropriateness plan to realize a compressed city. However, there is no practical study to apply it in Korea. In this study, two key criteria for setting up a guide zone, a key element of Japan's site remediation plan, namely, the type of reference facility and the radius from the facility, were applied to the ‘myeon’ leveled cities located in Angye-myeon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, with facilities and the appropriate radius suitable for Korean conditions.
Methodologically, a spatial suitability index (SCI) was devised to determine to what extent the area created with a certain radius from the reference facility corresponds spatially to the actual urbanized area, and a geographic information system (GIS) was used to determine the type of standard facility suitable for the domestic situation. The radial range was comparatively analyzed.
As a result of the analysis, the reference facility combination that can best represent the current cities was 'Senior Center + Town Hall', and the influence range of the reference facility was found to be 200m. Based on these results, it is expected that there will be detailed discussions on the implementation method of compressed cities in the future.