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The Structure of Urban-Rural Problems and the Urban-Rural Circulatory System in Korea

ChangOk Um 1

1경북대학교

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ABSTRACT

The industrialization and urbanization of Korea in the 20th century has brought about the collapse of rural region. So, it is claimed that the balanced territorial land development would not be possible without the rehabilitation of the rural region. This paper suggests a model of 'the urban-rural circulatory system' as a new model of rural development. This model emphasizes the buildup of the endogeny of the rural region through the linkage among regions, especially the linkage between urban and rural. Above all, we give attention to the 'circulatory linkage' between urban and rural. This model supposes a circulatory structure which enables the circulation of labour, money and products as well as the circulation of natural resources and the recycling of wastes between urban and rural. However, the circulatory structure can be attained only when the mutual and complementary relationship between the urban and rural functions is made. For this circulatory structure, the policy priority must be given to the policies to secure the rural functions. This is termed as the principle of 'the local(rural) initiative'. This paper also deliberately suggests 'the Law of Circulatory Society Promotion' for the realization of circulatory society on the base of the local initiative principle.

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