NEWS & EVENTS

  • 7th KRIHS-WB Annual Workshop

    7th KRIHS-WB Annual Workshop Theme: Planning for Liveable Neighborhoods Date: December 11, 2019 (Wed) Venue: World Bank HQ, MC C2-125   The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) held the 7th KRIHS-WB Annual Workshop on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the World Bank HQ in Washington D.C. This annual workshop aims to share experiences and knowledge of research and joint projects and explore continuous cooperation between KRIHS and WB. This year’s topic was “Planning for livable neighborhoods” focusing on disaster-prevention urban planning strategies and geospatial technologies in territorial development. During the opening ceremony moderated by Peter Ellis, Lead Urban Economist of WB, Sameh Wahba, Global Director of WB and Se Hoon Park, Director of GDPC at KRIHS delivered the welcoming remarks. They both looked forward to sharing best practices of planning strategies and means for the development of resilient cities, as well as efficient implementation strategies for developing countries through in-depth discussions with the WB specialists. In the first session, Peter Ellis, Lead Urban Economist of WB briefly summarized the joint projects between KRIHS and WB for the last seven years and introduced the theme of this year’s annual workshop. He also announced the new focus area (cities and climate change) that WB is considering for collaboration next year. For the main event, four presentations were prepared by KRIHS and WB under the theme of “Planning for livable neighborhoods.” The two presenters from KRIHS talked about disaster-prevention urban planning for resilient cities and the open GIS technologies for improving situational awareness in Korea. The two presenters from the WB introduced ongoing projects on geospatial technologies in territorial development and smart neighborhoods with disrupting urban planning and design. During the round table session following the presentations, the participants shared a variety of issues on the role of the government in policy-making and planning for safe and sound development, compromising measures for stakeholders, and utilization of high technologies in the planning of resilient cities. After all the presentations and Q&A sessions, KRIHS and WB had discussions about the collaboration projects that the two institutions have undertaken or will be undertaking during this fiscal year.        
  • 7th KRIHS-IDB Annual Workshop: Data-driven urban planning in LAC and Korea

    7th KRIHS-IDB Annual Workshop: Data-driven urban planning in LAC and Korea Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Venue: IDB HQ, Washington D.C., U.S.   GDPC at KRIHS held the 7th KRIHS-IDBAnnual Workshop on Tuesday, December 10 at the Inter-American Development Bank(IDB) headquarters in Washington D.C. The workshop aims to share cooperativeactivities and research outcomes of “data-driven urban planning” and explorecontinuous cooperation between KRIHS and IDB. About 30 people participated inthe workshop including the IDB staff and KRIHS delegation. At the beginning ofthe event, Tatiana Gallego Lizon, Chief of the Housing and Urban DevelopmentDivision (HUD) and Se Hoon Park, Director of GDPC delivered welcoming remarks.Andres Blanco, Lead Specialist at HUD, IDB shared the results from jointactivities between KRIHS and IDB. During the mainsession of the workshop, two researchers from each organization presented thelatest research and activities using the data-driven method in each region:GIS, urban disaster prevention in South Korea, smart city, and urban policymakingin the LAC.         Knowledge Sharing Workshop Cases of data driven urban policy making in Korea Disaster Preventive Urban Planning for Resilient City in Korea Dr. Byoung Jae Lee, Associate Research Fellow, KRIHS Open Geospatial Technologies for Improving Situation Awareness in Korea Dr. Hae Kyong Kang, Research Fellow, 1KRIHS Cases of Smart Cities in LAC Transforming LAC into a Region of Smart Cities Mauricio Bouskela, Senior Specialist, IDB A case of Smart Cities in Santiago de los Caballeros Patricio Zambrano, Specialist, IDB    
  • 2019 KOICA-UN ESCAP Fellowship Programme in collaboration with KRIHS

    2019 KOICA-UN ESCAP Fellowship Programme in collaboration with KRIHS: Capacity Building on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning ​ Date: September 23 (Mon) – 28 (Sat), 2019 Venue: Conference Room 4, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand Theme: 2019 KOICA-UN ESCAP Fellowship Programme, Capacity Building on Urban Planning and Urban Disaster Risk Reduction: Drought Monitoring and Early Warning   The Global Development Partnership Center(GDPC) at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements(KRIHS) held the joint workshop titled ‘2019 KOICA-UN ESCAP Fellowship Programme Capacity Building on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning’ for governmental officials from 6 Asia countries on September 23 (Mon) to 28 (Sat) in Bangkok, Thailand. The capacity building programme is aimed at sharing Korea’s knowledge and experience in urban disaster prevention, GIS utilization, drought management, drought monitoring and early warning, and finding applicable measures to participants’ countries. It includes lectures of KRIHS and UN ESCAP experts, case studies of each country, action plan workshops and site visits. The programme was attended by 20 delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Cambodia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Laos, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Vietnam, the State Committee on Forestry of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Myanmar. Also, Mr. Heunghwan Ahn from the Ministry of Interior and Safety in the Republic of Korea, Dr. Kwangya Lee from the Korea Rural Community Corporation and Dr. Sehoon Park and 4 experts from KRIHS participated in the programme. Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, the director of UN ESCAP, the ICT and Disaster Deduction Division referred that the strengthened regional cooperation will be important because “drought knows no border.” Dr. Sehoon Park from KRIHS, GDPC mentioned this programme can provide an opportunity to study each country’s good practice, because participants are the best experts who know their countries’ actual needs. In addition, Ms. Jihyun Park from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bangkok expressed a gratitude to related persons from UN ESCAP, KOICA and KRIHS for their efforts to co-organize the capacity building programme. At the country report session on the first day, each participant shared current situation of drought management and areas to be supported, followed by active discussion among participants and experts. Through this workshop, it is expected to establish joint measures to response to drought for Asia countries and the global network for disaster prevention among Korea and participant countries.  
  • 2019 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice: Opening Ceremony

    2019 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice ​ Date: September 2 (Mon) – 6 (Fri), 2019 Venue: Maple Hall (4th), The Plaza, Seoul Theme: 2019 KRIHS-ADB Sustainable Urban Development Policy & Practice The Global Development Partnership Center (GDPC) at the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) held the opening ceremony for ‘2019 KRIHS-ADB SustainableUrban Development Policy & Practice’ from September 2 (Mon) to 6 (Fri) atthe Plaza in Seoul. The participants are 14 government officials from 6 Asiancountries (Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Uzbekistan) and 12 ADB staffs. This joint workshop is to share Korea’s knowledge and experience in the field of urban and territorial policy, urban infrastructure (water supply and sewage and solid waste treatment), and smart cities and discuss how toapply them to each participant country. In the opening ceremony, Dr. Se Hoon Park, 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 experience and developing policy consultation under this program. The senior urban development specialist of ADB, Mr. Virinder Sharma introduced major projects in the urban development sector of ADB and suggested active participation of each country. ​ ​This program includes lectures, site visits and group discussion for sharing a variety of Korean experience and exploring future collaboration among Korea, Asian countries, and ADB. Also, it is expected that this workshop would become a great opportunity to develop strong cooperative relationship with Asian countries and ADB.
  • Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences

    International Workshop: Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation Title: International Workshop, Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation Date: August 28 (Wed) - 29 (Thu), 2019Venue: Prince Room at Koreana Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea GDPC at KRIHS held an opening ceremony for International Workshop: Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation from August 28 (Wed) to 29 (Thu) in the Prince Room at Koreana Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The workshop was held to present topics and discuss research direction on “Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation“ attended by 14 domestic and foreign scholars from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Dr. Hyun Soo Kang, President of KRIHS expressed gratitude to the participants and emphasized importance to monitor Korea’s 60-year experience in the national territorial development as a successful example to developing countries in terms of international aspect. In the following, Dr. Se Hoon Park, Director of GDPC stated that Korea has the lack of consideration of social, economic and political context of recipient countries, even though Korea is in a special position in international aid. He expected that this workshop would be a good opportunity to reflect and discuss on the challenge. The workshop consist of four sections: 1) Outlining Urban Transformation in Korea, 2) Korean Model of Urban Development, 3) Policies and Institutions and 4) Actors and Players and in each section, 2-4 writers presented and discussed on the draft of research. Through this 2-day workshop, 11 scholars discussed on following research direction and publication schedule and expected to develop research outcome for next year’s publication with continuous exchange.    Opening Ceremony on August 28th Prince Room at Koreana Hotel, Seoul