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Informality and mass housing in Seoul: the role of informal settlements in the formation of megaprojects

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This chapter retraces the history of housing evolution in Seoul during the twentieth century, focusing on the relationship between the informal settlements and the large housing complexes that have proliferated in South Korea since the 1970s. The aim is to investigate the originally spontaneous low-rise multi-functional areas, and their role in providing a diversified urban program to allow the mono-functional housing projects to existing. This coexistence of two different urban settlements has evolved throughout recent decades, and it has eventually established an urban model that is representative of South Korean cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformality through Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Informality Now
EditorsAntonino Di Raimo, Steffen Lehmann, Alessandro Melis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780429331701
ISBN (Print)9780367354770
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameEarthscan Series on Sustainable Design

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