Minseok K. , Jae Ung K. , Chulsoo P. , Yonghoon C. , Yunjung H.


During the rapid modernization period of Korea especially after Korean War of
1950 until now, population increase and urban expansion led all the Korean cities to be lack of houses
especially at Seoul. As a result, the number of buildings and housing complexes in ‘Gusan-dong’
area has increased dramatically with the city expansion of Seoul, but now this area has a number of
problems due to the aging of buildings (houses and collective housing complexes) like other old areas
in Korea. So the local authority designated this area as reconstruction zone in order to solve these
kinds of urban problems, but this means that all buildings in this designated area will be demolished,
site cleared, new buildings constructed, and finally many tenants will be ousted. Therefore, understanding
the weakness of this reconstruction method, the local authority stopped this reconstruction
strategy and is studying the alternative method to improve the residential condition with minimum
ousting of tenants. Therefore, with the change of authority’s attitude, the researchers tried to find
another method of minimizing physical conditions as follows; the primary problems were identified
through the analysis of physical environment of this target area, these problems were cleared by site
survey and classified by residents interview.

Keywords: reconstruction cancelation, user participation, village improvement, аннулирование реконструкции, благоустройство местности, участие пользователя