Ulsan, South Korea: A Global and Nested ‘Great’ Industrial City

  title={Ulsan, South Korea: A Global and Nested ‘Great’ Industrial City},
  author={A. J. Jacobs},
  journal={The Open Urban Studies Journal},
  • A. J. Jacobs
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • The Open Urban Studies Journal
Ulsan, South Korea is home to the world's largest auto production complex and shipyard, and its second biggest petrochemicals combine. Drawing upon Jacobs' Contextualized Model of Urban-Regional Development, this article shows how Ulsan's growth path towards becoming one of the world's Great Industrial Cities was decisively shaped by both global and nested factors. While the weights of the various tiers from the global to local have fluctuated over time, no one level has had primacy. Through… Expand

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