Case Study of Green Space Planning in Elevated Linear Parks

고가 선형공원의 녹지계획 사례연구

  • Park, Chung-In (Dept of Landscape Architecture, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Lee, Juyoung (Dept of Landscape Architecture, Hankyong National University)
  • 박청인 (국립한경대학교 조경학과) ;
  • 이주영 (국립한경대학교 조경학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.07
  • Accepted : 2019.02.22
  • Published : 2019.02.28


Elevated linear parks have the potential to support the ecological stability, city amenity, cultural opportunity, and health benefits of urban dwellers; these are increasingly becoming an integral part of the urban infrastructure. Due to structural limitations in space, linear parks need to be planned to increase the value of green space. This study was aimed at advancing urban planning techniques for increasing the value of elevated linear parks, by comparing the Seoullo7017 with the Promenade $plant{\acute{e}}e$ and the Highline. Planning characteristics of these green spaces were analyzed from the perspectives of physical planning factors, amenity values for users, and management systems. Field surveys and virtual tools were used to investigate the current characteristics of these parks, in addition to the literature survey. From the analysis of planning factors, amenity values, and management in the three linear parks, following important recommendations were made in order to promote the values of these parks: (a) diversify planting design for increasing the diversity of green space in a narrow area; (b) bring in various forms of amenities to promote the quality of users' experience; and (c) establish community-based management systems for enhancing regional competitiveness and profit sharing in urban regeneration projects.


Urban regeneration;Seoullo7017;Promenade $plant{\acute{e}}e$;Highline;Park planning;Management


Supported by : 한경대학교


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