A study of living village characteristics through types of residential areas and resident cognitive tests in Seoul, Korea

Sung Hoon Kim, Kyung Hoon Lee

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This study suggests a participatory living village recognized by residents, and examines the characteristics of such a village for the purpose of the effective execution of a living zone plan. The living zone plan is based on a spatial unit, and is categorized as being in the intermediate stage between an urban master plan and an urban management plan. As an administrative division, the present minimum unit of a living zone was designated based on the population and managerial efficiency of the zone; this causes many difficulties in understanding residencies and residents. In this regard, in this study, tests are conducted on residents' village recognition in consideration of different physical types of residential areas, with the aim of generating the boundary, scale, and area characteristics of a recognized village before suggesting the designation of a living village.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1



  • Living village
  • Living village characteristics
  • Living zone
  • Resident cognitive test
  • Types of residential area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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