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  • 2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) Closing Ceremony Thumbnail

    2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) Closing Ceremony

    2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) Date: Oct 15th (Mon) ~18th(Thur), 2018  Venue: Seoul Lotte Hotel(37th, Garnet Suite) Theme: The 4th KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) for high-ranking government officials from LAC countries The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held The 4th KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) jointly designed by the KRIHS and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from October 15th (Mon) to 18th (Thur) in Seoul Lotte Hotel(37F, Garnet Suite). Among the 19 participants in the program were the Vice Minister of Ministry of Habitat and Local Development in Dominique and other 16 high-ranking officials from 11 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominique, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Peru and Uruguay)  and 2 staffs from IDB. The KIUDA is aimed to share current issues and experiences on national territorial and urban development.  From the opening ceremony in October 15th, the 4-day lasting KIUDA included lectures on Korea national planning, urban development policies, housing, metropolitan management and smart citie and site visits including urban Seoullo 7017, Cheonggyestream for urban regeneration and Seoul Transportation Operation and Information Service (TOPIS) for urban management and smart cities, which provided applicable measures to developing countries.    In the closing ceremony, participants explored detailed measures of trilateral cooperative projects among KRIHS-IDB-LACs based on the discussions during the last 4 days. The director of the GDPC in KRIHS, Sehoon Park suggested developing KIUDA in depth and building strong relationship between Korea and LAC countries for the future. The Vice Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Ordering, Juan Vasquez impressed with the Korean rapid growth after the Korean war and expressed gratitude to KRIHS for sharing Korean urban development know-hows. After the workshop, it is expected that KRIHS and IDB will develop mutual cooperation to discuss Korea ODA projects and technical cooperation on urban and housing issues in LAC countries.  Closing Ceremony (Oct 18th), Seoul Lotte Hotel
  • 2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) Opening Ceremony Thumbnail

    2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) Opening Ceremony

    2018 KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) : Opening ceremony for the invitation program for high-ranking government officials  from Latin America hosted by KRIHS and IDB Date: Oct 15, 2018  Venue: Lotte Hotel, Seoul Theme: Opening ceremony for the invitation program for high-ranking government officials from Latin America hosted by KRIHS and IDB The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) hosted the opening ceremony of KRIHS-IDB Urban Development Academy (KIUDA) for 17 high-level officials from 11 countries, jointly designed by the KRIHS and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Lotte Hotel in Seoul. This workshop is the fourth of the 3-year program jointly organized KRIHS and IDB. The KIUDA has dual meaning, which is to “build” solid relationship between Korea and LAC countries and “build” potential and capacity of urban development by knowledge exchange. Among the participants in the program were the Vice Minister of Ministry of Habitat and Local Development in Dominique, the Executive President of National Institute of Housing and Urban Development in Costa Rica, the Commissioner of National Commission of Housing and Human Settlements in Honduras and other 14 high-ranking officials from 11 countries. In the opening ceremony, the President of the KRIHS, Hyunsoo Kang suggested introducing Korea's experiences and strategies and sharing LAC countries’ knowledge and advice in urban sector, emphasizing rapid urbanization in both Korea and LAC countries. Also he highlighted this program will be a good chance to explore new ideas beyond the political, social, and institutional differences between Korea and LAC countries. The senior specialist in IDB Andres Blanco welcomed Peru and Ecuador as new members in the 4TH KIUDA program and suggested active participation to find applicable solutions to each country considering Korea best practices. In addition, he encouraged to discuss cooperative measures among IDB, KRIHS and participant countries. On behalf of the government guests, the deputy mayor of Panama City, Juan Vasquez and the Vice Minister of Dominica, Sina del Rosario extended expectation and appreciation to KRIHS and IDB, who organized the program. Afterwards, the director of the GDPC in KRIHS, Sehoon Park introduced research agendas and achievements of GDPC and suggested topics and areas where mutual collaboration and cooperation would be pursued in the future. Andres Blanco addressed the implications from Korea's development and how they would be applied to LACs and mentioned that the areas including Korea’s territorial plan, new town policy, free economic zone and smart city should be discussed and shared through the KIUDA program. In addition, previous fruitful outcome from cooperation between KRIHS and LAC countries was introduced. After the opening ceremony, the senior advisor of the KRIHS, Sungsu Choi introduced Korea's experience on economic and territorial development process, and the director of KRIHS, Wonsup Lee explained Korea’s territorial development frame and its history and strategies. During the Q&A session, participants asked questions on Korean territorial development process relevant to each country issues. During the country report presentation session, LAC countries addressed current status and challenges of each country in the urban sector. Most of the LAC countries pointed the common problems of reckless development and its side effects responding to rapid urbanization, and frequently emphasized sustainable urban development planning. During the coming 4-day program with lectures, site visits and discussions, KRIHS, IDB and LAC countries are going to share Korea’s territorial planning, urban and housing development experiences and discuss measures for the future cooperation. It is expected that this program would be a great opportunity to develop strong mutual cooperation.
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    2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development

    2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development Date: Sept 17th (Mon) ~20th(Thur), 2018  Venue: The Westin Chosun Seoul (2nd Floor) Theme: 2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held 2018 KRIHS-WBG Joint Workshop on Balanced Spatial Development from September 17th (Mon) to 20th (Thur) jointly designed by the KRIHS and World Bank in the Westin Choson Seoul.   The 4-day workshop was attended by the Minister of DR Congo and 35 people including 26 government officials and practitioners from 11 countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bhutan, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Slovakia, Romania, Argentina and Colombia) and 10 World Bank Staffs.      Under the theme of regional balanced development and development of underdeveloped regions the workshop is aimed to share policies, background, operation measures and examples of national balanced development in participant countries through presentations and group discussion and apply to developing countries to minimize gaps between them.   Also in relation to the 40th anniversary of KRIHS, it is expected that this workshop would be a good opportunity to share KRIHS‘ history and vision with foreign and local organizations and build network to spread research outcome and find out new demand.   The program including lectures, site visits, group discussion, presentation and Visioning Exercise brought opportunities to explore challenges and solutions on unbalanced development in participants’ countries. Through this program, it is expected to build cooperative partnership between Korea and participants’ countries for the future.   At the closing ceremony, the Director of GDPC, Sehoon Park expressed gratitude to all the participants from 11 countries and encouraged to solidify continuous cooperation between KRIHS and participant countries after this workshop.   Also Peter Ellis, the World Bank’s Lead Urban Economist highlighted national balanced development led by the central government, the role of local government and prompt judgement. He also expected sustained trilateral cooperation among KRIHS, World Bank and participant countries.   On behalf of the participants, the Minister of Decentralization and Institutional Reforms in DR Congo, Azrias Manywa Ruberwa stated that this workshop was very helpful and suggested discussing applicable measures with government officials in depth. In addition, he emphasized regional balanced development policy as a global issue considering the leadership of political leaders and relevant research organizations.          
  • 2018 KRIHS-ADB Workshop on Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice Thumbnail

    2018 KRIHS-ADB Workshop on Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice

    ​2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony ​ Date: June 25 (Mon), 2018, 10:30 AM Venue: Main Hall (2F), KRIHS Theme: Opening Ceremony for 2018 KRIHS-KOICA Capacity Development Program on National Territorial Policy responding to Climate Change ​ The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) at the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held the opening ceremony for ‘2018 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice’ from September 3 (Mon) to 7 (Fri) at the Plaza in Seoul. The participants are 12 government officials from 6 Asian countries including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka and 7 ADB staffs. This joint workshop is to share Korea knowledge and experience in the field of urban and territorial policy, urban disaster management, and smart cities and discuss how to apply them to each participant country. ​ In the opening ceremony, Jinkyu Chung, the Director of KRIHS highlighted the importance of urban management responding to rapid urbanization and mutual cooperation to share knowledge for sustainable development, which can be utilized for policy development and management. In addition, he encouraged participating countries and ADB to make following projects by sharing experiences and developing policy consultation under this program. The senior urban development specialist of ADB, Christian Walder introduced major projects in the ADB urban development sector and suggested active participation of each country. ​ ​This program includes lectures, discussions and relevant site-visits for sharing a variety of Korean experience and exploring future collaborations among Korea, Asian countries, and ADB. Also it is expected that this workshop would become a great opportunity to develop strong cooperative relationship and continuous cooperation with Asian countries and ADB.
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    2018 KRIHS-KOICA Capacity Development Program on National Territorial Policy responding to Climate Change

    2018 KRIHS-KOICA Capacity Development Program on  National Territorial Policy responding to Climate Change Date: June 25 (Mon), 2018, 10:30 AM Venue: Main Hall (2F), KRIHS Theme: Opening Ceremony for 2018 KRIHS-KOICA Capacity Development Program on National Territorial Policy responding to Climate Change The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held the opening ceremony for 2018 Capacity Development Program on National Territorial Policy responding to Climate Change at the main hall of KRIHS in June 25.  The workshop supervised by KOICA and hosted by KRIHS is the third of the 3-year long capacity building workshop from 2016 and it is going to be held at KRIHS in Sejong and KOICA in Pangyo. From June 25 (Mon) to July 11 (Wed) for 21 days, this program is aimed to exchange knowledge on Korea’s national territorial policy responding to climate change and find implications applying to participants countries. Among 25 participant are 18 government officials from 5 Asian countries, Lao, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and 7 staff from KRIHS. In the opening ceremony, the president of the KRIHS, Dongju Kim delivered welcoming remarks and the director of Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Kumarawadu Sanjeewanl Apsara Mendis gave a speech in response. In following, the Associate Research Fellow, Yehyun An delivered introduction of KRIHS and GDPC, and the Assistant Research Fellow, Siyeon Kim organized orientation session.   The program includes seminars on Korea’s national territorial development plan, land information system, water and waste management, national climate information system and urban risk analysis and management. Also relevant site visits are included such as Sejong Government Complex, Sejong City Integrated Information Center, Seoul Transport Operation & Information System, Seoul Waterworks Museum, Chenggyecheon Museum, Gangnam Resource Recovery Facility and so on.  During this program, intensive cooperation is expected to be pursued by high level officials meetings and Biz Meetings as well as by sharing Korean urban infrastructure development knowledge and experiences responding to climate change.
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    Technical Deep Dive on Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Area

    Technical Deep Dive on Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Area Theme: Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Area Date: December 14(Thurs)-16(Sat), 2017 Venue: Lotte Hotel Seoul, Garnet Hall(37th), Bell-vue Hall (36th) The Global Development Partnership Center(GDPC) at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements(KRIHS) held the joint workshop titled ‘Technical Deep Dive on Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Areas’ from December 14(Thu) to 16(Sat) at the Garnet Hall(37th) and Bell-vue Hall (36th) at the Lotte Hotel Seoul in Korea. The workshop was attended by about 50 policy practitioners and government officials from 10 countries, including D.R. Congo, South Africa, Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey, Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, World Bank Group (WBG) regional consultants and staffs. In accordance with the theme of the workshop ‘Managing Urban Expansion in Mega-Metropolitan Area’, participants exchanged Korea’s knowledge and experiences through lectures and field trips and discussed further challenges in participant countries and applicable measures to them. The joint workshop is taking place in two largest cities, Tokyo and Seoul, both of which have accumulated knowledge and experiences in managing challenges of urban expansion. At the same time, they employed quite different strategies and approaches so this workshop would be a good opportunity to compare their differences and distinctiveness. In the opening ceremony, Jewon Lee, the Vice Mayor for Administrative Affairs, Seoul Metropolitan Government and Dongju Kim, the President of KRIHS welcomed and set the agenda for Seoul. The Vice Mayor highlighted that after Korean war, Korea experienced rapid growth and achievement in a short term with the help of many countries and now it is time to share Korea’s best examples and know-hows with developing countries. The president of KRIHS encouraged to share Korean experiences on managing challenges of urban expansion through lectures and field trips and seek a clue to solutions to their present problems under discussion and action plans. During the lectures, Dr. Songsu Choi, the Senior Advisor at the KRIHS, explained history and summary of Korean policies on metropolitan region growth. Also Dr. Jaemin Song, the professor at the Seoul University introduced policies on development and regeneration of Seoul and Dr. Jeongho Moon, the Research Fellow at the KRIHS explained policies on development of large new towns and the regional transportation in Seoul Metropolitan Region. On the discussion session, based on thematic lectures and site visits taken in Korea and Japan, each group compared and analyzed cases of two countries. It was a meaningful time to reflect practical implications for responding to urban growth in individual country. On the action-plan presentations, participants shared implications, country issues and short, medium and long-term plans of the respective country. Also they discussed further projects to be cooperated with the World Bank, TDLC and KRIHS and other demands as well. After their presentation, panels from the organizations provided things to consider for the future collaboration and comments in order to build foundation to support participants to make medium-and long-term plan. At the closing ceremony led by Phil Karp, (Lead Knowledge Management Specialist, WB) all participants presented what they learned during the workshop, especially from development experiences of Korea and Japan. The Director of GDPC, KRIHS, Jinkyu Chung emphasized expanding knowledge sharing and policy consulting customized for each region’s need through triangle cooperation among World Bank-KRIHS-Partner nation. He also suggested to continually proceed various forms of further projects with partner countries and encouraged to find areas for better cooperation through sharing common interests including urban growth.