American Journal of Applied Sciences

Surveying for Users' Pattern and Preference of Waterfront Space, Daegu City, South Korea

Ki-Bum Park, Youngmin Seo, Seunghyun Kim and Sungwon Kim

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.1096.1103

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 11

Pages 1096-1103

Abstract

This research conducts one-to-one survey in respect of the users' state for the Suseong Pond, Sincheon and Palgeocheon, which have different characteristics of Daegu City, South Korea. From the research results, it is found that the Suseong Pond has many facilities to enjoy such as cafe, restaurant, amusement park, small boat etc. The facilities are highly used by young adult group (20 and 30s) with well-established trails, sports facilities, etc. The Sincheon is utilized for walking and exercising by the senior group (60s) with festival, educational experience and theme, amusement facilities, etc. The Palgeocheon, which is a waterside space of downtown area, is utilized for walking and exercising by the residents group (40 and 50s), who mostly live within 1 km from the stream, with amusement facilities, convenience facilities etc. Based on this research, we propose that the characteristics of waterside and its surrounding area should be investigated and considered for the development of waterfront space to reflect users' characteristics and requirements. The development of waterfront space reflecting the characteristics of users, stream, lake and facilities is expected to attract more users and enhance their satisfaction significantly.

Copyright

© 2016 Ki-Bum Park, Youngmin Seo, Seunghyun Kim and Sungwon Kim. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.