Strategic Planning for the Smart-Green City through Urban Governance


  • Kwang Hyun Yim Department of Urban Engineering, Chungbuk National University.
  • Min Cheol Ha Department of Urban Engineering, Chungbuk National University.
  • Cheol Ju Jo Department of Urban Engineering, Chungbuk National University.
  • Kyung-Min Han Department of Urban Engineering, Chungbuk National University.
  • Jong-In Baek Department of Urban Engineering, Chungbuk National University.
  • Yong-Un Ban Department of Urban Engineering, Chungbuk National University.



Green city is a city seeking for transition from a traditional city paradigm to a sustainable city based on the principles of nature as circulation, coexistence and balance in a response to climate change. Cheongju City has been trying to find its identity as a green capital of Korea, and attempts to develop the policy packages to build the green capital in response to climate change. This study intends to analyze a transition master plan for the green city and to set policy priorities through governance. This study employs participatory approaches including focus group interviews, experts’ advisory meetings, and survey. This study also develops indicators to evaluate the importance of the values of green city through an expert Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) survey method. Then, set policy priorities of green city based on the evaluation results. The vision and strategies were derived through consecutive group discussions between various stakeholders consisted of professors, NGOs, and local government officials for several months. The vision was composed of ten strategies, for example, building circular networks of local material and establishing community-based economic system etc. This study has set policy priorities based on the evaluation of green city’s values of each policy. It is found that the top five policies were building Moosim-chon, river of life and citizens forests, diagnosis and innovation of administration system, mapping biotope and climate, operating car-free streets and building 1000 pocket parks.


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How to Cite

Yim, K. H., Ha, M. C., Jo, C. J., Han, K.-M., Baek, J.-I., & Ban, Y.-U. (2015). Strategic Planning for the Smart-Green City through Urban Governance. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, 2(3).