Founded in 1987, the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) has contributed to the formulation of national policies in the areas of national and regional planning, environmental preser...
Founded in 1987, the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) has contributed to the formulation of national policies in the areas of national and regional planning, environmental preservation and management, land and housing, urban planning, construction, infrastructure, and spatial information systems.
Furthermore, KRIHS is carrying out various research projects to strengthen the nation’s
competitiveness, enhance the well-being of the people, and to preserve territorial resources, as well as spatial policies on the Korean Peninsula and in the Northeast Asia in preparation for the unification of North and South Korea.
Our research focus in 2014 was to develop a land planning and management policy for the nation’s vision of public happiness. We carried out a total of 233 studies in 2014 with three objectives: Develop new land planning and management policies for the happiness
of everyone, everywhere; support the regional development of decent employment opportunities;
and support a future-oriented policy and performance development for creative convergence. Studies were conducted in three categories to meet the three goals.
To achieve our first goal of developing land planning and management policy for the happiness of everyone, everywhere, we performed the following list of studies:
.. A Study on Indicators Development and Investment Direction for Life Oriented Water Resources Policy
.. The Policy Directions to relieve the Inter-regional Cultural Disparities
.. Policy Directions for the Supply of Public Facilities in Depopulated Areas of Korea
.. A Study on the Making Healthy Cities in the Era of Wellbeing(II)
.. A Study on the Housing Welfare Indices
.. A Study on Customized Policy Measures
Addressing Low-income Renters’ Housing Cost Burden Responding to Rental Market Change
.. Safe Environment against Traffic Accidents
.. Developing Territorial Indicators for Place-based and Citizen-oriented Policy Making
To achieve our second goal of supporting the regional development to create decent employment
opportunities, we performed the following list of studies:
.. A Study on the Examination and Application of the Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development
.. A Study on the Causes of Excess demand prediction and its Improvement Measure for the
Regional Development Projects
.. Urban Regeneration and the location characteristics of Creative Industries and Classes
.. Mixed-use Development of Industrial Complexes by Strengthening Innovation and Living
.. Promoting Private Sector’s Participation for Urban Regeneration
.. A Study on Establishment of the Cooperative Business Ecosystem in Construction Industry
To achieve our third goal of developing a futureoriented policy and performance for creative
convergence, we performed the following list of studies:
.. Development and Application of an Agent Based Urban Simulation Model
.. Future Prospect and Strategies for National Territorial Development(III)
.. A Study on Establishing the Policy for Public Land Supply System in Post-Developmental Era
.. The Application of Smart Cell in Space Policy
.. Direction of Transportation Policies Corresponding to the Megatrends
.. A Study on Building and Utilization of Spatial Knowledge Platform for Scientific Territorial
This annual report highlights major research activities conducted in 2014 by KRIHS researchers
whose goal is to contribute to national development with innovative policy suggestions. The publication of 2014 KRIHS annual reports serves the purpose of sharing research outcomes with policy makers, the public, and other interested parties, to use as a reference point to plan new research, and to enable research results to be applied to various sectors of our society.