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A Comparative Analysis of Cities and Towns in the Seoul Metropolitan Region: Integrating landscape Metrics and Census Data

Version 1 : Received: 19 September 2020 / Approved: 20 September 2020 / Online: 20 September 2020 (14:43:06 CEST)

How to cite: Sim, S.; Clarke, K. A Comparative Analysis of Cities and Towns in the Seoul Metropolitan Region: Integrating landscape Metrics and Census Data. Preprints 2020, 2020090476 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0476.v1). Sim, S.; Clarke, K. A Comparative Analysis of Cities and Towns in the Seoul Metropolitan Region: Integrating landscape Metrics and Census Data. Preprints 2020, 2020090476 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0476.v1).

Abstract

Urban form is associated with both socio-economic and urban physical properties. This study explores the differences among urban forms in the Seoul Metropolitan Region with a comparison between census-based socioeconomic variables and landscape metrics computed from remotely sensed data. To accomplish this, factor analysis and multi-dimensional scaling were used with the selected variables and metrics. When all of the measures are considered together, four types of cities and towns emerged: 1) exurban-fragmented high growth, 2) exurban-fragmented low growth, 3) compact-extensive urban core and 4) sub-urban compact-high growth. The results indicate that the fusion of knowledge of the physical urban layout and that of socio-economic characteristics is beneficial for a better understanding of urban spatial patterns. However, there remain challenges in delineating each urbanized area and with indicator selection for comparing urban form across cities and towns.

Subject Areas

urban form; landscape metrics; factor analysis; multi-dimensional scaling; Seoul metropolitan region (SMR)

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