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Exploring Characteristics of Walkable Neighborhood Design Strategies: A Case Study of Recent Trends and Pangyo · Dongtan Areas
Lee, Jeeun; Park, So-Hyun;
This paper explores characteristics of recent design strategies to create a walkable neighborhood which is a major issue in contemporary urban design considerations. The main reason for the current atmosphere is that desires for healthy life has brought about fundamental changes in the way we shape the cities because a growing body of evidence suggests that neighborhood design is related to physical activities such as walking and cycling for transport, which offer surpringsing benefits to our health, the environment and community. Therefore, in this review, case studies in recent years suggested to be a walkable neighborhood are revealed, in order to know their neighborhood design strateges for walkability. Especially, Pangyo and Dongtan areas, the 2nd phase new towns, are selected as representative cases in South Korea which may achieve a certain level of pedestrian-friendly environments. The analysis results are used to understand them in comparison, and it mainly discusses physical features in neighborhood unit such as how major facilities proposed to be relevant to neighborhood walkability are placed and how a street system is comprised of. All in all, this study shows additional evidence about which design methods would be more walkable and contributes to providing bases for the improvements of walkable neighborhood design strategies in the future development.
Walkable Neighborhood;Walkability;Pedestrian-Friendly;Neighborhood Unit;Design Strategy;Pangyo;Dongtan;
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