This study is concerned with national territorial development strategies for the realization of the information society. The challenge that the nation faces in response to the development of information society is immense. Territorial planning also needs to encompass the changing facet of the information age. This study therefore aims to propose spatial policy directions towards moving into the informatized national territory.
It first identifies the main issues confronting national territory and regions in the development of information society, by examining the economic and spatial impacts of information society. These include transformation of the society from industrial to knowledge-based, informatization and socio-economic changes, the growth of information technology industries, and informatization and change of national territorial structure.
In the second part, this study analyzes the present conditions of national territorial informatization and relevant policy. It first emphasizes that the race for promoting the information society is on at global level. The developed countries are increasingly active in establishing national information infrastructure expanding into global information infrastructure. However the current status of informatization in Korea are far behind, especially local information infrastructure. In addition, there has been little co-ordination between territorial development planning and information infrastructure planning.
The third part suggests the policy considerations which are required to speed up the process of transition to the informatized national territory. The final objective of these suggestions is to help construct intelligent national territory. In order to realize this grand objective, five strategies have been recommended.
Firstly, the development of a network-based national territory requires the availability and diffusion of high-speed infrastructures, and integration of communication network into national integrated network capable of seamless delivery. A set of network-based services and applications in digital form that provide fully interactive access across national territory has to be developed. It is also necessary to provide non-discriminatory access to and use of infrastructures for every city and region.
Secondly, this study places importance on constructing regional information infrastructures which are becoming strategic means to the competitiveness of cities and regions. Information services and application is seen as a facilitator of a wide range of economic and social measures. Growth and development of advanced network services and digital applications across all regions is one of main agenda to be ad dressed for regional development in the information age.
Thirdly, given the strategic importance of information technology industries, it is important to build intelligent industrial infrastructure on which knowledge-intensive industries are based Construction of specialized multi-media and audio-visual industry complexes is proposed to induce fast-growing and high value-added in dustries. There is a need to link these industrial complexes through information super-highway.
Fourthly, competitiveness of regions and industry are relying on access to and easy use of information systems. It is proposed that regular survey on territory information and further construction of geographical information system are needed. It is necessary to develop policy responses to the task of formulating and constructing of territorial management information system such as land use, housing and urban structure, SOC, environment and resources management and so on. Government has to ensure that every region and sector takes full advantage of the systematic national territory information systems.
- 21세기 정보화시대의 '디지털국토' 구상(Visions and strategies for the development of digitalized national territory toward the twnety-first cnetury)
- 진영환; 김태환; 박종택; 최홍준
21세기 정보화시대의 '디지털국토' 구상(Visions and strategies for the development of digitalized national territory toward the twnety-first cnetury)
|Series Title; No||제 4차 국토종합계획 수립 연구(국토정보부문)|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Territorial Development < National Land Development|