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Urban Research Group

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Overview

Exploring a wide range of solutions against qualitative problems in urban context

It is a city as a settlement which embeds the everyday lives of collective citizens. Paradigm shifts such as climate change, low birthrate and aging population, IoT, etc. are all changing our lives in their own way beyond the precedent era, But the urban space as a holistic vessel for the urban phenomenon cannot keep up with the current revolutionary change. Long-term systematic approaches to changing urban structures are significant, but people's lives can be improved more instantly and efficiently be means of qualitative approaches with urban space amelioration.
Urban Research Group in AURI explores a wide range of spatial solutions to improve the everyday quality of life in a series of policy processes ranging from urban planning to city management, urban design and public construction.
We operates the Architecture and Urban Policy Information Center (Green Building Center) as a legal center. In addition, CPTED Research Center and Pedestrian Environment Research Center in this group conduct as long-term research projects.

Main Research Areas

  • Urban Space Research on Qualitative Issues
  • Statistical analysis and building information systems of architecture and urban spaces
  • Green building and urban policy in response to climate change
  • Crime prevention through environmental policy and design
  • Policy and Design, Evaluation Research of Pedestrian Environment
  • Human Scale Research in Urban spaces

Architecture and Urban Policy Information Center(Green Building Center)

The Architecture and Urban Policy Information Center provides information infrastructure for developing architectural policies, green building policies and nourishing architectural culture. The service area of the center includes monitoring domestic and international trends of architecture and urban space policies, compiling and analyzing public data, building database of architectural assets, and web and mobile information services.
Since 2013, the center was designated as National Green Building Center for developing green building policy programs. Also, the center provides the nation’s largest literature database in the field of architecture and urbanism in collaboration with Seoul National University contributing to efficient propagation of research results from academic community, thus enhancing government policies.

Main Research Areas

  • Monitoring architectural policy trends and developing policy programs
  • Analyzing and providing national building data and architectural service industry data
  • Green building policy studies and analysis of national building energy data
  • Building and managing nation-wide architectural asset database
  • Running policy web service(AURUM) and literature database service(AURIC)

CPTED Research Center

CPTED Research Center

The major role of the CPTED(Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Research Center is not only to provide systematic support to the policies of the central and local governments but also to implement studies for preparing continuous and macroscopic directions of CPTED based on expertise and experience.
This center aims to create safer architectural and urban environments against crimes.

Main Research Areas

  • Support for the projects of the central and local governments on CPTED
  • Evaluation and improvement of the support for CPTED projects
  • Development of the CPTED plan
  • Guidelines and certification systems related to CPTED

Pedestrian Environment Research Center

Pedestrian Environment Research Center

The Pedestrian Environment Research Center conducts theoretical and political research on pedestrian environment and behavior for creating pedestrian-oriented architectural and urban spaces and vitalizing pedestrian activity. This center conducts research on legislative improvements to promote pedestrian rights through proposing principles and evaluation standards to create desirable walking environments. This center supports establishment and implementation of the public policies of the central and local governments for vitalizing pedestrian activity in the hope that our cities can transform into people-centric urban spaces.

Main Research Areas

  • Development of integrated evaluation systems of pedestrian environments and pilot application
  • Improvements on pedestrian-related legislation
  • Implementation of national or regional scale pedestrian environment improvement projects and evaluation support
  • Operation of the committee and advisory board to build a pedestrian policy hub
  • Expansion of the pedestrian policies foundation through sharing result and international cooperation