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Variation in Spatial Extent of Daily Activity Spaces across Shrinking Regions in South Korea

이원도 1 Young-Long Kim 2

1한국지방행정연구원
2가천대학교

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ABSTRACT

South Korea has been facing the grand challenges of population decline, which is characterised by low birth rates and an ageing population. This challenge is further accelerated by an uneven distribution of the population across regions. The South Korea Government has designated 89 depopulation areas, current and projected populations are forecast to decline and regional economies are expected to fall into recession. These challenges require a long-term strategy to rehabilitate demographic resilience to create more job opportunities and attract a younger population to live and visit. Existing studies of shrinking cities could offer guidance on finding directions towards sustainable and liveable neighbourhoods for these areas. We have estimated the ambient population, consisting of the usual residents and visitors of depopulation area, and measured the spatial extents of their daily activity spaces. Our analysis reveals variations in daily activity spaces over depopulation areas in South Korea. The paper concludes with a discussion of strengthening inter-city regional partnerships for shrinking regions towards liveable neighbourhoods

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