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Analysis of Spatial Characteristics and Internal Structure of Waterfront in Incheon

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2013, 2(2), pp.165-182
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography

홍유진 1

1서울대학교

ABSTRACT

From long time ago, the waterfront area of coastal cities provided important economic and social base for human urban living. Specially, the port has led to the growth of cities until in the middle of the 20th century being a growth point of cities. Port created special employment structure and land use. However, todays coastal cities waterfront area has experienced continuous changes through influences from various processes other than being a port. The magnitude of direction and size of interaction between port and city has been changed, and the major stream of globalization of 21 century has imposed waterfront area renewed role different from that of traditional port area. Also the strategic waterfront development by the government in response to globalization as well as post-modern urban planning has changed totally the spatial pattern of waterfront of coastal cities. In this context, Incheon is a very proper city to verify the manifested spatial pattern in connection with current global waterfront area changing process while maintains traditional spatial characteristics of waterfront area. Therefore this study intended to analyze comprehensively spatial structure of Incheon waterfront area through verification of spatial characteristics of waterfront area contrasting to non-waterfront area of Incheon city, and to verify functional area exists interior waterfront area.

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