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Department of Urban Planning and Design Research

The Department of Urban Planning and Design Research develops policies to establish future-oriented urban space planning and sustainable urban infrastructure to enhance the quality of urban and residential environments in Seoul. Researchers of the department seek strategies to improve residential areas and create new amenity spaces for citizens.

Research Areas

Urban and Regional Planning

  • Analysis of and forecast for the urban structure and land use changes
  • Urban management system and implementation strategies
  • Growth management of Seoul metropolitan area
  • Strategies for balanced development, inter-regional cooperation and co-prosperity

Housing Policies

  • Management of housing supply and demand
  • Policies on housing stability and national rental housing for low-income households
  • Housing maintenance projects and settlement of original inhabitants in urban renewal areas

Urban Renewal

  • Renewal and regeneration strategies of deteriorated residential areas
  • Regeneration and new community development for urban neighborhood
  • Implementation strategies of new town projects
  • Creation of diverse urban redevelopment methods

Urban Design

  • Improvement and revitalization of pedestrian environments
  • Management and maintenance of the urban landscape
  • Planning and management of large-scale development projects
  • Preservation and conservation of historical areas and cultural heritage
Position Name Research Area Phone E-mail
Director/ Senior Research Fellow Sang-Il Kim Urban Planning, Urban Development +82-2-2149-1089 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Young-Duk Kwon Urban Planning, Urban Renewal +82-2-2149-1088 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Sun-Wung Kim Urban Planning, Urban Economics +82-2-2149-1054 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Inhee Kim Urban Planning, Urban Design +82-2-2149-1044 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Hyun-Chan Bahk Urban Design +82-2-2149-1070 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Jae-Seob Yang Urban Planning and Management, Urban Regeneration, Public Participation +82-2-2149-1049 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Joo-Il Lee Spatial Structure, Growth Management, Metropolitan Planning, Climate Change +82-2-2149-1085 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Da-Mi Maeng Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration +82-2-2149-1178 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Seung Hyun Min Urban Design & Development +82-2-2149-1254 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Hyun-Suk Min urban design, heritage, participation +82-2-2149-1057 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Eun-Cheol Park Housing Policy, Urban Administration +82-2-2149-1258 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Hee-Ji Lim Urban Design & Urban Architecture +82-2-2149-1055 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Nam-Jong Jang Urban Planning, Urban Regeneration, Urban Renewal +82-2-2149-1050 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Sanghyeok Jeong Urban Design +82-2-2149-1093 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Associate Research Fellow Jayoen Heo   +82-2-2149-1153 이메일 보내기 아이콘