- Research activities
National Territorial Planning & Regional Research Division
The National Territorial Planning and Regional Research Division conducts short- and long-term research projects related to territorial and regional development. The Division’s areas of focus include national territorial and regional planning and policies, the future of the national territory, the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, policies regarding the Seoul Capital Region, regional economies, regional development and industrial location, and policies on water resources and river basin management.
Urban Research Division
The Urban Research Division conducts research on such topics as urban regeneration and development, urban industries for the management of a dynamic and competitive territory and cities; urban planning and design for healthy cities featuring both a prosperous and comfortable environment and appropriate urban infrastructure; urban disaster prevention to mitigate climate change and natural disasters; territorial management and planning to protect and utilize cultural heritage and construct a culturally rich and eco-friendly environment; and other national land management and urban policies directly related to the citizens’ quality of life. The Division works together with the Center for Urban Regeneration Policy and the National Disaster Risk Management Research Center, and has maintained a collaborative relationship with relevant government ministries and policy research institutes at home and abroad.
Housing & Land Research Division
The Housing and Land Research Division plays a leading role in guiding government policies, responding to policy needs in a timely manner, and furthering the effectiveness of policy research. It conducts research on housing welfare, real estate, and construction in order to analyze market conditions and make policy recommendations.
Infrastructure Research Division
The Infrastructure Research Division aims to guide transportation infrastructure policies that are responsive to the challenges of climate change and global competition. It spearheads the formulation of major transportation policies and plans at the national, regional and city levels, including the national road and railroad network plans, metropolitan transportation policies, national logistics policies and plans, and green transportation policies that promote public transportation. Major research areas include the formulation of transportation policies to support national and regional development; medium- and long-term investment plans focusing on intermodal transportation systems; transportation corridor development considering the spatial structure of the national territory; primary road/railroad network planning; international logistics and transportation planning and green logistics policies related to the development of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia; and standardization of intelligent transport systems (ITS).
Geospatial Information Research Division
The Geospatial Information Research Division conducts research on policies, plans, technologies, and methods to facilitate the efficient production, utilization, and analysis of geospatial information. The Division is a leader in research and development of geospatial information and technology, providing a foundation for creation of values in an advanced society and producing geospatial information applicable to related policies. The focus of research is placed on the following subject areas: National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) plans and policies; analysis of the spatial data market; strategies for developing spatial data technologies; spatial decision support system; smart city; and the globalization of spatial data technologies.
Global Development Partnership Center
KRIHS has strengthened its efforts to share Korea’s knowledge and successful experience in national territorial development with developing and emerging countries. Having established the Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) in 2010, we aim to contribute to shared prosperity of the world through education, research, consulting, and planning.