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ENVIRONMENTAL CITY 
RESEARCH GROUP
@ HONGIK UNIVERSITY

 

The Environmental City Research Group, based in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, primarily focuses on planning and design of cities that maximize their capacity to cope with climate, which may be undergoing a significant change or experiencing extreme events. We are especially interested in how the city can be shaped in a way that incorporates microclimate and thermal comfort as its key drivers. Some of our recent concerns include urban ventilation, urban heat island, and fine dust. Our secondary focus, which may may sound a little different from the first, is on the transformation of suburbs in Asia. We look at how they emerge and transform, as well as how their residents' daily lives are affected. We also investigate their sustainability, resilience, and livability. We excavate features that distinguish them from those in the American and European city regions, which are more widely known. We use a combination of approaches and technologies and like to engage in practical and theoretical discussions that generate from what we observe and critique. We are always open to new ideas and collaboration.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Land Use Policy 86,  July 2019

TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND IN THE THREE-CENTER CITY OF SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: THE ROLE OF MASTER PLANS

Sustainable Cities and Society 45,  February 2019

IS CHEONGGYECHEON SUSTAINABLE? A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW OF A STREAM RESTORATION IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Energies 11(8), August 2018

EXPLORING OUTDOOR SOLAR POTENTIAL IN HIGH-DENSITY LIVING: ANALYZING DIRECT SUNLIGHT DURATION FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE IN SEOUL’S RESIDENTIAL COMPLEXES

Land Use Policy 75, June 2018

SUBURBIA IN EVOLUTION: EXPLORING POLYCENTRICITY AND SUBURBAN TYPOLOGIES IN THE SEOUL METROPOLITAN AREA, SOUTH KOREA

 

PROJECTS

DEVELOPMENT OF PLANNING STANDARDS FOR 3RD GENERATION NEW TOWNS

Supported by LHI, 2019-2020

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IMPACTS OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON CITIZEN LIFE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF ADAPTATION STRATEGIES

Supported by NRF Korea, 2018-2021

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTELLIGENCE-BASED ACTIVE-PASSIVE INTEGRATED GREEN BUILDING DESIGN SOLUTION TO IMPLEMENT PHASE 3 OF ZERO ENERGY BUILDING CERTIFICATION

Supported by KAIA, 2018-2021

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URBAN DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR VENTILATION-CENTERED REDEVELOPMENT
AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE AND PARTICULATE MATTER

Supported by NRF Korea, 2016-2019

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MEMBERS

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HYUNGKYOO KIM, PHD

Faculty Director

 

JEONGIN EUM

Graduate Student Researcher

EUNHWAN KIM

Graduate Student Researcher

SANGJIN PARK

Graduate Student Researcher

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SHINA PARK

Undergraduate Student Researcher

 

TEACHING

GRADUATE LEVEL

Urban Climate Analysis
Advanced Seminar in Planning Theory
Advanced Seminar in Urban Design Theory

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

Cities and Climate Change
3rd-year Urban Planning and Transportation Studios
Urban Data Analysis

 

CONTACT US

94 Wausan-ro K302, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04066, South Korea

Email: gusailsang[at]gmail[dot]com

Phone: + eight two - two - three two zero - one six three five