Empirical Comparative of Domestic and Foreign Tactical Urbanism Cases

Jong Ho Park, Seung Woo Yang

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This study aims to identify the characteristics of Tactical Urbanism in South Korea by selecting 40 domestic cases and 118 international cases. Analytical indicators for Tactical Urbanism cases were derived from previous research. Subsequently, frequency and cross-analysis were conducted on both domestic and international cases to identify and compare their features. International instances of Tactical Urbanism are primarily instigated by private entities, aiming to revitalize local areas and enhance urban environments in unused spaces through temporary green spaces and events. In contrast, domestic cases involve both government and private entities, focusing on creating permanent or temporary green spaces and relaxation areas in unused spaces. A significant difference in the entities responsible for these projects and their sustainability exists between international and domestic Tactical Urbanism. Tactical Urbanism is generally perceived as an initiative by users to address urban issues without official permission. However, both international and domestic cases mostly obtained permits for their projects. Additionally, both international and domestic instances primarily concentrated on implementing projects in unused spaces, creating green areas, and relaxation spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Architectural Institute of Korea
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024


  • Empirical Comparative
  • Foreign and Domestic Cases of Tactical Urbanism
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Urban Design


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