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Roadside Station, Regional Revitalization, Priority "Roadside Station”, the 3rd Stage, Post-Covid World

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The Roadside Station is expected to serve as the base facilities for the regional revitalization, with functions for rest, information transmission and regional alliance. In this study, the reason why the Roadside Station has developed as it is today examined from the social background and institutional characteristics, and future issues are considered. First, the institutional characteristics of Roadside Stations are theoretically examined, and the original system supporting them is examined and analyzed. The case analysis on the effort of Priority "Roadside Station" is carried out. Second, a case study is conducted on the new development of Roadside Stations, and the future development of Roadside Stations that have entered a new stage called the 3rd stage and the response in post-covid world are viewed.

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