Land-use Planning Systems in the OECD

Country Fact Sheets

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This report provides an overview of spatial and land-use planning systems across the OECD. It contains country fact sheets that focus on formal aspects of planning systems, as they are defined by laws and regulations. The country fact sheets describe the responsibilities of each level of government with respect to spatial and land-use planning. They include a description of all spatial and land-use plans of a country and show their hierarchical relations in a diagram. For most countries, the fact sheets also contain key statistics on land use. A summary chapter provides an overview of the information in the country fact sheets and discusses land value capture tools, land expropriation procedures, reforms of the planning system, and other issues. The information provided in this report was collected through a survey that involved academic experts on planning from all 32 countries covered.




Korea has 3 levels of government. Below the national government, there are 17 regional governments out of which 9 have the status of province, 6 of metropolitan cities and 2 with special status (Sejong self-governing city and Seoul capital city). Metropolitan cities combine the functions of regional and local government. At the local level, there are 228 local authorities that have the status of city, county or district. These local authorities are further sub-divided into around 3 500 administrative units.


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