S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Engineering (건축학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_건축학과)
도시주거지의 물리적 보행환경요소 지표화에 관한 연구
Measuring Walkability in Urban Residential Neighborhoods: Development of Walkability Indicators, Seoul, Korea
- 박소현; 최이명; 서한림
- Issue Date
- 대한건축학회논문집 계획계, 24(1), pp.161-172
- 보행; 보행환경; 보행친화적 주거환경; 보행친화도; 평가지표; 도시형태 계량화; GIS 분석; 한국형 모델; 서울; Seoul; Walking; Walkable neighborhood; Walkability; Urban form measurment; GIS Analysis; Korean Model
- Walking is an easy, convenient, and no-cost physical activity as well as an environment-friendly transportation mode for every generation. It is widely known that walking positively contributes not only to prevent and even cure certain adult diseases but also to improve the environmental qualities of our cities. With these and other various reasons, planning and designing for more walkable neighborhoods have become one of the most urgent urban design goals these days, yet researches have not been conducted enough to articulate physical aspects of walking and walking conditions in residential areas. This paper seeks to objectively measure the environmental elements that have impacts on actual walking in residential neighborhoods. The goal is to suggest a relatively complete set of walkability indicators for residential neighborhoods of Korea. As for the research methods, a comprehensive literature review of existing studies, GIS analyses, and site observations on walking and neighborhood forms were applied. Based on the research findings, the paper proposes a classified walkability indicators of twenty environmental elements for Korean residential communities. The results of this paper would serve as meaningful references to planning and designing for more walkable residential neighborhoods, which would eventually help residents walk more and thus live healthier lives.