2009 was a year when the entire nation marshalled efforts to overcome the global economic crisis. As a result, Korea became the first among OECD countries to come out of the tunnel of recession. KRIHS...
2009 was a year when the entire nation marshalled efforts to overcome the global economic crisis. As a result, Korea became the first among OECD countries to come out of the tunnel of recession. KRIHS also made great efforts to speed up the recovery.
Since its inception in 1978, KRIHS has dedicated itself to developing future-oriented policies to boost national competitiveness. Some of the plans, systems, and policies set up by KRIHS include territorial and regional plans, policies for preserving the national territory, land and housing development and supply policies, urban development and management management policies, policies for fostering construction industries, national infrastructure supply policies, and geospatial information systems. Furthermore, KRIHS has tried to contribute to the advancement of the national territory by performing research on ways to bring about co-prosperity of North and South Korea and build Northeast Asian trans-border alliance, and fulfill its responsibility as a research institute that engenders efficient development of the national territory, stabilizes living conditions of ordinary citizens, and preserves territorial resources.
The 2009 research goal of KRIHS was to strengthen core competencies for creative development of the national territory. It performed some 190 research on various fields related to the national territory, including research on the establishment of a green territory. Three specific objectives-pursuit for coprosperity of regions by exploring new growth engines; establishment of consumerfocused and practical territorial management systems; and provision of stable living conditions for the public and creation of a highquality habitat-were established to meet this goal.
Research projects conducted to meet the objective of “Pursuit for co-prosperity of regions by exploring new growth engines" include “A Study on Mega Economic Region Development to Promote Korea's National Territorial Competitiveness”, “Green Growth and National Territorial Development”, “The Effects of Neighborhood Environment on Obesity”, “Policy Measures to Encourage Package Deals Overseas”, “Strategies to Strengthen the Role of Construction Industry in the Regional Economy Vitalization”, “Cooperative Strategies for Capacity Building on Spatial Planning Systems of Developing Countries”, and “Development of Port Business Valley toward Globally Integrated Logistics System”.
Also, research projects conducted to accomplish the objective of “Establishment of consumer- focused and practical territorial management systems” include “National Territorial Regeneration Strategies for Enhancement of National Competitiveness”, “Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management Strategies in Korea(II)”, “The New Visions and Strategies for National Territorial Development Model of Korea”, “A Study on the KRIHS Model for Analysis and Pre-estimation of Real Estate Market (II)”, “Revitalization of the Connecting Spaces on National Road System”, and “Establishing the Simulation System for National Territorial Policy”.
Finally, the following research projects were conducted to meet the objective of “Provision of stable living conditions for the public and creation of a high-quality habitat": “Measures to Enhance Social Capital in the Field of National Territorial Management(II)”, “Reinventing Urban Policy in response to Ethnic Diversity: A Report on Emerging Ethnic Places in South Korea”, “A Study on Social Integration of The Nest-Housing District”, “Policy Directions for Stabilizing Land Market in the Era of De-regulation to Increase Urban Land Supply”, “Migration Patterns of Low-Income Residents and Settlement Strategies in Urban Regeneration Projects”, and “A Strategy to Construct the Spatial Information of National Territory for Socially Vulnerable Groups”.
This year's Annual Report contains the essence of research projects that KRIHS researchers conducted with all fervor and