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MEMBERS

 

HYUNGKYOO KIM, PHD

Faculty Director

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at Hongik University and the directing faculty of the Environmental City Research Group. I focus on climate-responsive urban design and planning, microclimate and thermal comfort, urban heat island, walkability and livability, and suburbanization. Prior to joining Hongik, I was a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Assistant Manager at Samsung C&T Corporation. I hold a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, MUP from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and MS in Urban Design and BS in Architecture from Seoul National University. I serve as a board member of the Korean Planning Association and as a member of the Urban Design Institute of Korea and the Korean Regional Development Association. I advise several city and regional governments and public developers in South Korea.

JEONGIN EUM

Graduate Student Researcher

I focus on women-friendly city, women's safety in the city, urban community, and influence of colonial design principles on urban development practice. I hold a BS in Urban Design and Planning from Hongik University.

EUNHWAN KIM

Graduate Student Researcher

I am interested in urban regeneration, touristification, urban diversity, and sustainable urban development. I hold a BS in Urban Design and Planning from Hongik University.

SANGJIN PARK

Graduate Student Researcher

I am interested in youth-centered urban regeneration, relocation of U.S. army bases in Korea, and the relationship between linear parks and microclimate. I hold a BS in Urban Design and Planning from Hongik University.

HYESEONG CHO

Graduate Student Researcher

I am interested in the risk of glare faced by vehicle drivers and elevation designs of buildings for improvement. I hold a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from Hongik University.

MINHO PARK

Graduate Student Researcher

I am interested in the impact of climate change on socially vulnerable populations, especially the youth whose poor residential quality is represented by rooftop houses, semi-basement units, and Goshiwon. I hold a BS in Urban Design and Planning from Hongik University.

JEE MIN YOUN

Graduate Student Researcher

I am interested in urban regeneration, single-person households, urban infrastructure, and universal design in urban public spaces. I hold a BS in Urban Design and Planning and BFA in Industrial Design from Hongik University.

 

FORMER MEMBERS

 

Graduate Student Researchers

JINYEONG YU

Master's thesis: "An Analysis of the Sustainable Development of Village Community Project through the Case Study of Energy Independent Village Project in Low-rise Urban area of Seoul." Currently works at Chai Design Laboratory.

 

Undergraduate Student Researchers

SHINAH PARK

Will be joining a master's program in the US this coming fall.

EUNHWAN KIM

Currently a master's student at Hongik University

JEONGIN EUM

Currently a master's student at Hongik University

SUNGYEOL CHOI

Currently a master's student at University of Sheffield.

JOONHEE CHOI

Currently an undergraduate student at Hongik University.

JAEWOO LEE

Will be joining a master's program this coming fall.

NAYEON LEE

Currently a master's student at Seoul National University.

SUKYEONG BAE

 

Researchers

JAEIN OH

Currently a PhD student at NC State University.

YOONHEE JUNG

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore