초록

<font color="#7F9D43"><b>Message from the President</font> │ 30 Years of History</b>


The Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) has been established for 30 years. KRIHS has grown into the best research institute with the efforts of previous presidents and staff members. Therefore, 「KRIHS 30 years of History」has published a look back at the previous history of KRIHS and prepared for research institute reform and improvement. The research institute is striving to move towards the next milestone.

<font color="#B1B169">KRIHS has kept abreast with national development. KRIHS, established in an era of national crisis caused by the second oil shock, has lead to the development of systematic national policies through the establishment of the Comprehensive National Territorial Development Plan and supported various policies for contributing to the balanced development of the territory. KRIHS has put for its best efforts to contribute to the balanced development of the territory and enhance the quality of life for citizens. In the age of globalization, KRIHS also contributed to encourage international joint research, expand international cooperation, and support the development of developing countries.</font>

Seeing a territory as an organic system, territory and human activities are closely interrelated. The mega trend of the era can decide the national software and the national projects. Thus, the systematic development of the territory takes a leading role in realizing quality of life for people. The future territory can be lead by a balanced territory, environmental and cultural development, and free competition.

<font color="#B1B169">KRIHS will move to the next step, achieving the goal for being the best of the best government-sponsored research institute by leading national policy development. KRIHS will open a new horizon for the government-sponsored research institute with the creative brain group being demanded by a fast-changing world, constructing a practical policy development system satisfying user needs, think tanks leading the global era, and collaborative research development involving experts within and outside of the research institution. KRIHS will continue to pursue winning public confidence and conducting practical national territory policy development.</font>

I deeply appreciate all of partners in KRIHS. KRIHS will put forth creative effort to become the excellent national research institute. Lastly, My thanks go to the compilation committee compiling 30 years history of KRIHS.

October 2008
<b>Park Yangho President</b><br>