Research Division

The KICT has formed research clusters that reflect its multidisciplinary structure. Each research cluster carries out important, integrative research activities, often involving multiple departments. These clusters are each a matrix of expert activity strategically coordinated to respond to changes affecting the world today and advance R&D with real merit and global applicability through government projects and KICT-branded projects aimed at social issue management and future response. The KICT is creating an open research platform that will enable experts from around the world to join its research clusters via virtual reality technology.
Smart Cities Research Cluster
Smart Cities Research Cluster Research
researches and develops smart city policy and technologies to resolve urban issues and improve quality of life.

- Head of cluster: Jung Seung-hyun, Department of Building Research

Secure a stable support system for the government's smart city policy
Integrative R&D for the management of issues affecting urban environments

Contribution to the KICT and Government Policies
  • Development of smart city and urban regeneration technology for social issue management and balanced national development
  • Support for the government's smart city, urban regeneration, and carbon neutrality efforts to improve the quality of life and respond to climate change
  • Development of the construction technology needed for the planning, implementation, and management of land policy and urban plans
Major Areas of Research
National Smart City Policy Support
  • Execution of government assignments and policy support for the government as a government-designated smart city service provider
  • Development and operation of a standardized smart city service certification system
  • International smart city standards
  • Smart city project management models
Smart Urban Planning
  • Use of big data and AI in urban planning
  • Decision-making in digital urban planning and development of digital urban planning platforms
  • Smart urban regeneration and community efforts for balanced national development
  • Construction technology and urban technology for climate change response
Major Areas of Expertise
  • City planning and design
  • City planning law
  • City data science (big data, AI)
  • Smart "living lab" urban regeneration
  • Urban/regional economy
  • Green construction technology for climate change response (strengthening carbon neutrality and resilience)