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Prof. Youngsang Kwon

Prof. Youngsang Kwon

Prof. Youngsang Kwon is working at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University.

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES/INTERESTS

  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Smart City and Big Data Analysis
  • Urban Policy and Development
  • Urban Form and Structure

Courses

  • Urban Design
  • Planning and Design of Future City
  • Urban Design Studio
  • Introduction of Smart City

Academic and Research Profile

  • Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Urban design major), Seoul National University (2014 – Now)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (2017-2018)
  • Assistant Professor of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design (Urban design major), Incheon National University (2012 – 2014)
  • Lecturer at Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam (2015 – Now)
  • Senior Researcher at AURI (Architecture and Urban Research Institute), Director of the National Hanok (Korean traditional housing) Center (2007 – 2012)
  • Researcher at KRIHS (Korean Research Institute for Human Settlement) Urban Planning Division (2005 – 2007)
  • Ph.D in Engineering, Dept. of Architecture, Seoul National University (2003)
  • Researcher at College of Engineering, Seoul National University (2000 – 2003)
  • Master of Engineering, Dept. of Architecture, Seoul National University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Dept. of Architecture, Seoul National University (1996)

International Experiences

  • Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (2017–2018)
  • International Design Competition for the Central Park in Multi-functional Administrative City, Korea, 3rd Prize (Proposal), 2007
  • Keynote Speech at International Conference: Smart City Planning Trend around World, Webinar with Myanmar 2020 Webinar Plan (Co-education program of UNESCO Unitwin program) Special Lecture, 2020.10
  • Keynote Speech at International Conference: New City for New Normal, IABSE, Facing the New Age, How do structural Engineers tackle the COVID-19 era Keynote Speech 2020.9
  • Keynote Speech at International Conference: Future of the City, City of the Future, the 9th Green, Smart, Development & Vision GSDV 2019, Keynote address 2019.11
  • University-Public Sector Partnerships: Smart Cities, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in Conversation Seminar, Singapore Management University (SMU), Visited Lecturer 2018.10

Professional Memberships

  • Inter University Seminar on Asian Megacities (IUSAM)
  • Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA)
  • Urban Design Institute of Korea (UDIK)
  • Korea Planning Association (KPA)
  • Architectural Institute of Korea (AIK)

Awards

  • Best Presentation Award, 2018 ICAPPS (International Conference of Asia-Pacific Planning Societies)
  • Best Paper Award, 2017 IUSAM (International University Seminar on Asian Megacities)
  • Best Paper Award, 2016 IUSAM (International University Seminar on Asian Megacities)
  • Award for excellent research (No. 2010-28) presented by the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Prime Minister’s Office, Korean Government
  • Award (No. 2984) presented by Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Korean Government, 2008

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