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Promoting Rural Development through the Use of Land Consolidation: The Case of Korea

Willem Korthals Altes and Sang Bong Im

International Planning Studies, 2011, vol. 16, issue 2, 151-167

Abstract: In rapidly developing nations, industrialization and urbanization result in an urban–rural development gap whereby the standard of living in rural areas lags behind urban areas. This may cause further urbanization and a relative decline in rural areas. Governments have used many strategies to challenge this trend. Using the Republic of Korea as a case study, this paper investigates whether land consolidation, a place-making instrument that may be used to empower rural stakeholders through improving the structure of their properties, might become an instrument of rural development.

Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2011.561060

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