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PROJECTS

 

DEVELOPMENT OF PLANNING STANDARDS FOR 3RD GENERATION NEW TOWNS

Supported by LHI, 2019-2020

This research project seeks to develop planning standards for six 3rd-generation new towns in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, a key task of the Moon administration to stabilize local real estate market and provide quality housing. The standards will guide specific plans, designs, and policies of the new towns. This project is a collaboration between Hongik University, Chung-Ang University, University of Seoul, Ajou University, and Hanbat University and is carried out through the Korea Planning Association.

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

Supported by NRF Korea, 2018-2021

This 3-year project proposes a set of adaptation strategies that may shape local plans and policies by investigating the effects of particulate matter (PM) on citizen life in six ways: the first four that relate to citizen life and the other two on development of adaptation strategies. First, we understand how and to what extent PM levels influence people's travel mode choice. Second, we explore impacts on public health and the resulting social cost. Third, we identify the relationship between the distribution of PM and the spatial-temporal changes in urban space. Fourth, we study people's perception of PM and how it shifts their daily outdoor activities. Fifth, we assess PM vulnerability of cities and regions of South Korea. Lastly, we propose adaptation strategies tailored for cities and regions. This project is a collaboration of Hongik, Chung-Ang, and Mokpo National universities.

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

This interdisciplinary research project builds on collaboration between TENELEVEN, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, and Hongik University. The main task is to develop sustainable building design solutions that brings artificial intelligence-based active and passive approaches together so as to achieve 60 to 80 percent in energy self-reliance of buildings.

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

Supported by NRF Korea, 2016-2019

This 3-year project seeks to provide a set of alternative design principles for urban redevelopment with a specific emphasis on enhancing ventilation against climate change (warming) and particulate matter, two of which are critical challenges the society faces today. In the first half of the project, investigate changes in vulnerability to climate change and particulate matter. The second half comparatively evaluates ventilation performance of various design proposals for redevelopment and proposes key design principles. Major methods of research include big data analysis of Seoul's urban climate, wind tunnel testing, and CFD simulations.

Projects supported by Hongik University

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN CITIES AND SUBURBS

2019-2020

WHEN MY NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT GOES NATIONALLY VIRAL

2018-2019

GENERAL PLANS AND THE FORMATION OF URBAN HEAT ISLANDS

2017-2018

EVOLUTION OF SUBURBIA: FINDINGS FROM THE SEOUL METROPOLITAN AREA, SOUTH KOREA

2016-2017