Urban Transport Governance and Inclusive Development in Korea

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This report analyses the relationship between urban transport and inclusive development in Korea. First, it looks at how Korea is shifting from car-centered transport towards people-centered mobility. It discusses opportunities and challenges posed by current urban transport arrangements in Korea, and proposes options for improving urban transport governance. Second, the report uses advanced data analysis and space syntax methods to examine how accessibility to public transport shapes inclusiveness in Korean metropolitan areas. Third, it analyses public transport in four selected Korean cities (Seoul, Suwon, Changwon and Sejong), which offer interesting insights into how public transport policies can be tailored to local socio-economic profiles and urban landscapes.



Towards a more effective governance of urban transport in Korea

This chapter describes how transport helped shape Korea’s fast-paced urbanisation and how improving transport governance could contribute to building more efficient, sustainable and inclusive cities in Korea. First, it shows that Korea’s priorities for urban transport are shifting from car-centred towards people-centred mobility, as illustrated both in central and local government strategies. Second, it discusses opportunities and challenges in Korea’s current institutional and financial arrangements for urban transport. Finally, it offers insights on four proposed options for strengthening urban transport governance in Korea.


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