Abstract for: Dynamic Interrelationship between Administrative Consolidation and Segregation: Korean Example

This study aims at constructing dynamic models which would measure the direct and indirect impacts originating from the proposed administrative integration. Specifically, it compares two antithetical points of view, that of the existing and consolidation scenarios. Applying Cheongju and Cheongwon sample, it tries to set up causal and stock-flow models reflecting the above two scenarios. The simulation work focuses on dynamics changes of major urban indicators in the mother city of Cheongju and its vicinities, i.e. Cheongwon, respectively. It also analyzes whether the proposed consolidation scenario would exert meaningful positive impacts in enhancing regional attractiveness.