On 19-21 December 2016, Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI), a policy research establishment located in South Korea, with the support of Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (GCCEI), a start-up accelerator, hosted the international conference “Human-Friendly Urban and Regional Development”.
The IUE experts and specialists from the Russian Academy of Sciences were invited to contribute to the conference as the representatives of Russia. Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, made a presentation on “The Challenges of Coordination between Housing and Urban Planning Policies in Russia’s Cities”. Tatyana Polidi, IUE Executive Director and Head of the Real Estate Market Department, participated in two panel discussions that focused on the new trends and the relevant international practice.
The main objective of the conference was to examine the national specificity of state policies, in the context of the theme of the conference, and to determine the best international practices. Among the conference’s attendees were experts from England, India, Vietnam, Mongolia, and China.
Korea Planning Association (KPA) and Urban Design Institute of Korea (UDIK) co-organized the event.
GRI is a comprehensive policy research institute. It was established in 1995 with the support of 31 cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province and local business companies. The purpose of GRI is to enhance the competitive advantage of the Province and improve the quality of life of its inhabitants.