S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Public Administration (행정논총) Korean Journal of Public Administration (행정논총) vol.07 (1969)
A Brief on the Department of Urban & Regional Planning
- Kwon, Tai-joon
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 행정대학원
- 행정논총, Vol.7 No.2, pp. 110-112
- In early 1968, the Department of urban and Regional Planning was established in the Graduate school of Public Administration, Seoul National university, in response to the ,changing social conditions and academic development One of the widely recognized changes in social conditions was represented by the trends of rapid urban growth estimated by the changing ratios of urban rural population (7:3 in the past to 6:4 in 1965 and 5:5 in the 1970's). Together with the expected changes in spatial configuration caused by the demographic change, changes in perception and physical environment of people required new attitudes, policies and development strategies toward urban growth as a dynamic social development process. With regard to economic growth, it was also found that economic growth is closely interrelated with regional spatial structure, and that regional spatial problems should be approached in close connection with overall political, social and economic process. With these changes in social conditions and perceptions, the limitation of traditional design-oriented approaches based on civil engineering or architecture was felt serious. Consequently, the need for interdisciplinary studies of an advanced course for urban and regional planning was recognized. In parallel with these developing social tendencies, interdisciplinary approaches and quantitative methods the study of social problems such as Operations Research and Systems Analysis have been introduced at GSPA. This laid the basis for the interdisciplinary research of the urban and regional problems and dynamics of social development, and made it possible to establish the urban and regional planning program capable to meet the needs of a new planning profession.