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Department of Urban Society Research

The Department Urban Society Research formulates macroscopic med- to long-term development plans for Seoul to proactively respond to demographic and social changes aimed at helping the city in becoming more people-oriented. Researchers of the department conduct research on a variety of social policies to improve both the image and residents’ quality of life of the city.

Research Areas

Future Society

  • Determining leading agendas and issues
  • Comparative studies on future strategies of global cities
  • Civilian monitoring on urban policies

Urban Management

  • Diagnosing organizations and study of urban council
  • Balancing finance and fiscal plans
  • Information policies and e-government

Social Welfare and Education

  • Social welfare, welfare administration, and poverty policies
  • Policies on women, low birth rates, childcare, and healthcare
  • Education policies

Culture, Art and Leisure

  • Cultural city, regional culture, cultural diversification
  • Art support, cultural facility, and festival-related policies
  • Daily life, leisure, and sports-related policies

Position Name Research Area Phone E-mail
Director/ Research Fellow Seonhae Baik Cultural & Art Policy, Festival Policy +82-2-2149-1294 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Senior Research Fellow Miree Byun Futurology, Information Society, Research Methodology +82-2-2149-1303 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Hyesook Lee Education Policy, Anthropology of Education +82-2-2149-1265 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Min-Suk Yoon Social Welfare, Elderly Welfare +82-2-2149-1016 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Seung-Yeon Kim Community Planning, Local Governance +82-2-2149-1241 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Changwoo Shon Urban Health, Community health, Health Policy and Management +82-2-2149-1029 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Research Fellow Hyun-chan Ahn Community Planning, Local Governance +82-2-2149-1269 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Associate Research Fellow Shin Inchol Social Stratification, Social Inequality, Social Statistics +82-2-2149-1116 이메일 보내기 아이콘
Associate Research Fellow Jang Ikhyun Social Policy, Public Management, Welfare State +82-2-2149-1136 이메일 보내기 아이콘