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KRIHS issues research reports, seminar proceedings, academic journals and a number of information bulletins on a
regular basis, all published in Korean

KRIHS Special Report Series

KRIHS Special Report Series

KRIHS Special Report Series is an English digest of KRIHS research reports, which is intended to help interested scholars and policymakers outside Korea better understand key urban and regional issues in Korea.

KRIHS Annual Report

KRIHS Annual Report

KRIHS Annual Report presents an overview of research projects, international cooperative projects, and research support activities conducted annually by KRIHS.

Building a Power House

Building a Power House

Many Asian countries are showing signs of cost increases and slower economic growth in recent years. A pause may be necessary to construct an Asiatic paradigm of development, which would pave an alternative route of industrialization. This volume seeks to trigger serious discussions searching for a new model of spatial development in this era of globalization. Part I addresses the background of Korean experiences in economic growth during the last three decades. Part II examines government policy in regional development and infrastructure investment over the period of post World War II up to the mid 1990s. In Part III, some of the byproducts of compressed development are investigated. Part IV covers globalization as it influences the configuration of the nation's urban system and the Seoul Metropolitan Area. In Part V, a few strategic points in the areas of the infrastructure financing, urban environment are presented along with a concept of creating agglomeration as a policy instrument.

Cities and Nation

Cities and Nation – Planning issues and Policies of Korea

This volume consists of 4 parts: national planning and regional strategies, urban function and structure, housing market and housing policies, land market, construction economy and environment. The contributors of this volume are mostly senior fellow researchers at Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements. The authors do not seek to test theories and paradigms, but instead, make use of research findings to explain distinctive patterns of spatial dynamics, ways in which related policies have been formulated, and their impacts on the national economy.

Collaborative Regional Development across the Korea-Japan Strait Zone

Collaborative Regional Development across the Korea-Japan Strait Zone

This volume is a collection of research papers, which have been carried out by researchers from both Korea and Japan. The report is composed of five parts. Part I deals with the historical and contemporary background of inter-local cross-border exchanges across the Korea-Japan strait. Part II examines the rationales for cross-border cooperation in the Korea-Japan Strait Zone in theoretical and empirical terms. Part III explains about the likely impact of Korea-Japan Free Trade Agreement on the regional economics of southeastern Korea and northern Kyushu. Part IV examines the possibility of cross-border cooperation in specific industry or sector. The final chapter summarizes major findings from the theoretical and empirical investigations and suggests key policy recommendations.

Culture, Economy and Place

Culture, Economy and Place

Culture, Economy and Place : Asia-Pacific Perspectives is an outcome of the second conference, which was held in Sydney in August 2002. It provides a focus on the culture, economy and space of cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Themes covered in the volume were: 1) culture, economy and urban dynamism; 2) global/local cultural interactions; 3) cultural landscape and districts within cities; and 4) place marketing and cultural strategies. It consists of 10 chapters, which represent not only conventional themes of urban cultural geography and planning, but also a few emerging themes like transnational labor and the rise of ethnic cuisine.

The Culture and Economy of Cities in Pacific Asia

The Culture and Economy of Cities in Pacific Asia

The essays collected in this volume provide diverse perspectives to look at the interplay between culture and economy of cities. These essays, however, are uneven in their treatment of culture, economy and place, let alone variations in the analysis of the interrelationship between local culture and cultural industries. Nonetheless, the volume is designed to provide a ground to compare cultural discourses and strategies in different cities in the Pacific Asia. Six cities represented in this volume include Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kanazawa/Tokyo, Sydney, and Seoul.

Globalization and Regional Development

Globalization and Regional Development in Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim

This book presents the proceedings of an International Conference on Urban and Regional Development Strategies in an Era of Global Competition jointly organized by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements and the British Council of Korea. It aimed to review the effects of globalization trends on urban and regional development and strategies in the era of globalization, particularly for expanding economies in Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim.

Global City Region

Global City Region

Global City Region : Integrated Planning and Sustainable Policies of Korea is the collection of 19 papers setting out to explore by overviewing the integrated planning and policies of Korea that affect city-regional development and governance in globalization era. (Edited by Lee Kyu-Bang)

The Role of Festivals in the Reproduction of the Urban Lifeworld

The Role of Festivals in the Reproduction of the Urban Lifeworld

This report aimed to look at 'the colonization of lifeworld by the system' and 'the rehabilitation of the lifeworld through the lens of two cultural festivals, in a comparative framework. It analyzed the internal competition between the system (including the state and the market) and the lifeworld (civil society) and also analyzed people's spatial behavior and their response to actual events because cultural festivals are considered places where the rehabilitation of the urban lifeworld is made possible.

Urban and Regional Policy in Korea and International Experiences

Urban and Regional Policy in Korea and International Experiences

This book presents the proceedings of an International Workshop on National Spatial Development in the Republic of Korea. Emphasis was placed upon the cross-fertilization of ideas and the stimulation of brain-storming by selected planning experts from KRIHS and abroad. As a final output, a package of recommendations was made in order to derive the future spatial development strategies in Korea and other developing countries.

Urban Networks and Infrastructure Planning in the Metropolitan Region

Urban Networks and Infrastructure Planning in the Metropolitan Region

The essays presented in this volume deal with the concept of urban networks in practice and, in particular, the role of infrastructure in urban networks development. This report focuses on the two leading regions of the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea: the Randstad region and the Seoul Capital Region and examines how they have been reorganizing their spatial structure in a changing environment. The essays provide somewhat contrasting ways that planners in each country perceive problems and formulate strategies in response to the more or less the same set of macro-variable affecting the national economies of both countries.

Building a Power House

Excellent Essay Collection of the 19th Human Settlements Writing Awards

Excellent Essay Collection of the 8th Human Settlements Writing Awards contains 57 excellent essays written by elementary school students. The Human Settlements Writing Awards have been awarded by KRIHS every year in order to enhance the awareness of elementary school students on the environment of the national territory. (Edited by KRIHS)

Cities and Nation

Cities of World

Cities of World is the collection of 35 essays presented in the section of 'Cities of World' of "Planning and Policy," a monthly magazine of KRIHS. The writers of these essays are experts in the field of urban planning of individual cities included in this book. (Edited by KRIHS)

Collaborative Regional Development across the Korea-Japan Strait Zone

Globalization and Regional Development

Globalization and Regional Development is the collection of 18 research papers focusing on the megatrends from social and economic structural changes and impacts on regional development. It is divided into 5 parts: 1) globalization and regional competitiveness; 2) regionalization and regional development system; 3) IT and regional renovation system; 4) new paradigm for sustainable and regional development; 5) regional management system for the 21st century. (Edited by Lee Jung-sik and Lee Yong-woong)