Youjung Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment
Youjung Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment. He teaches representation methods, urban ecology, and urban planning in the developing world. His research investigates how we can reduce the impacts of natural disasters and create more resilient built environments through GIS technology, planning process, plan policies, and urban design.
He holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University, two M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and Seoul National University, and a B.E. in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University. Before pursuing a Ph.D., he worked as an urban designer/planner at Haeahn Architecture, JINA Architecture, and Samsung Construction & Trade for seven years, experiencing various scaled plans internationally.
URBS 250 Representation Methods in Urban Studies
URBS 338 Urban Ecology
URBS 481 Urban Planning in the Developing World
Land use and environmental planning, urban growth, land change modeling, hazard mitigation, community resilience, physical/social vulnerability
Atoba, K., Newman, G., Brody, S., Highfield, W., Kim, Y., Juan, A. (2021). "Buy Them Out Before They Are Built: Evaluating the Proactive Acquisition of Vacant Land in Flood-Prone Areas." Environmental Conservation, 48(2), 118-126.
Zhu, R., Tao, Z., Newman,G., Counts, M., Meyer, M., Kim, Y., Kuriyama, N., Kondo, T., Maly, E., Pinheiro, A., Ghezelloo, Y., Offer, E.(2020). "Growth and Shrinkage Pre and Post Tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan." Landscape Research Record, 9(1), 132-147.
Kim, Y., Newman, G., Güneralp, B. (2020). "A Review of Driving Factors, Topics, and Scenarios in Urban Land Change Models." Land, 9(8), 246.
Kim, Y., Newman, G. (2020). "Advancing Scenario Planning through IntegratingUrban Growth Prediction with Future Flood Risk Models." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 82, 101498.
Newman, G., Kim, Y., Joshi, K., Liu, J. (2020). "Integrating Prediction and Performance Models into Scenario-Based Resilient Community Design." Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 5-2020, 510-520.
Newman, G., Kim, Y., Kim, G., Lee, R., Gu, D., Forghanparast, K., Goldberg, D. (2020). "A Python Script for Longitudinally Measuring the Duration of Vacant Land Uses." Journal of Spatial Science, 1-13.
Kim, Y., Newman, G. (2019). "Climate Change Preparedness: Comparing Future Urban Growth and Flood Risk in Amsterdam and Houston." Sustainability, 11(4), 1048.
Newman, G., Malecha, M.,Yu, S., Qiao, Z., Horney, J., Lee, J., Kim,Y., Lee, R., Berke, P. (2019). "Integrating a Resilience Scorecard and Landscape Performance Tools into a Geodesign Process." Landscape Research, 1-18.