초록

Founded in 1978, 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 so as to strengthen the competitiveness of the national territory, to enhance the well-being of the people, and to preserve territorial resources as well as spatial policies in the Korean Peninsula and the Northeast Asia in preparation for the unification of North and South Korea.
Our research focus in 2013 was to promote the creation of the national territory to enhance the quality of life of the citizens. KRIHS carried out a total of 233 studies in 2013 pursuing the following three objectives : 1) improve the environment and living conditions of the national territory to enhance the quality of life; 2) develop integrated national territorial policies that are responsive to the demand by the public; and 3) build public consensus on the policy suggestions derived from research and disseminate research outcomes.
The following are the selective titles of the studies that addressed each of the three objectives mentioned above.