초록

In 2010 when the global economy fell into a deeper recession, Korea responded swifty to
the economic hardship and showed the fastest economic recovery among OECD member
countries, entering a new trajectory of economic growth. In this process, the Korea
Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) played a central role in making a new
national development paradigm.
Since its creating in 1978, the institute has made full commitments on enhancing national territorial competitiveness and promoting future-oriented research activities.

They included establishing national and regional development plans, making efforts
for environment conservation, developing and providing land and housing policies,
promoting the construction industry, building national territorial infrastructure, setting up a GIS network. Furthermore, we have conducted researches on achieving the Inter-Korean prosperity and building a Northeast Asian cooperative community. At the same time, KRIHS has fulfilled its duties for developing the national territory more efficiently,supporting low income families and conserving natural resources as well. As you are well aware, we have made every efforts to contribute to the development of national territory.

More than 210 studies in a wide range of research fields were performed in 2010 with
the goal of “Creating a Prestigious Global Green Territory”. To achieve the objective, we set up three action plans: ① Laying the Foundation for Global Cooperation in the Territorial Sector to Lead the New G20 era; ②Realizing a Smart Green Foundation to Enhance National Prestige; ③ Stabilizing Living Conditions of Ordinary People and Creating an Advanced Housing Environment. Researches conducted in each plan are as follows.

The major research projects on “Laying the Foundation for Global Cooperation in
Territorial Sector to Lead the new G20 Era”include “A Study on Global City-Region
Message from the President Development(I)”, “Globalization Strategies of the
Capital Region in Korea”, “Strategies for Promoting Overseas Urban Development(II)”,
“Measuring Socio-Economic Impacts of an International Conference”, “An Analysis on
Improving Vietnam’s Territory-Wide Policies”, “Case Studies on Overseas Strategies Hubs for the New-Generation Growth Engines”,“Strategies for Carving Out Global ‘Soft
Territory’ and Overseas Markets of Infrastructure Development Project(I)”.

The research projects focusing on the objective of “Realizing a Smart Green Foundation to Enhance National Prestige”include “Conflict Management in Spatial Development Projects”, “Study on the Spatial Planning and Public Policies for Creating a Healthy City”, “Futures of National Territory(II)”,“Reinventing Urban Policy in Response to Ethnic Diversity(II)”, “The Action Strategies for National Territorial Development of Korea(I)”,“Integrated Action Plan of Posterior to the Four Major River Project”, “Study on the Status and Improvement Policy of Spatial Data Utilization for Planned Territorial Management”.

Lastly, concerning “Stabilizing Living Conditions of Ordinary People and Creating an Advanced Housing Environment”, KRIHS carried out a number of research projects such as “A Study on Strategic Development of Depressed Regions in Korea”, “Urban Regeneration Policy with Consideration for the
Socio-Economically Disadvantaged”, “Exploring Low-Income Housing Delivery Systems: Roles of Nonprofit Organizations in the United States”, “A Study on the Policy Directions for Establishing the Housing Safety Net”, “A Study on Residential Stability and Owned Housing Policy for Low-Income Household”, “Housing Issues and Their Policy Directions for Non-Metropolitan Cities with Population Stagnation”.

The 2010 KRIHS Annual Report contains the key findings of the major research projects that our fellow researches ardently carried out within the past year. KRIHS wishes the major o