June 8, 2022

Climate change and flood vulnerability researcher joins planning faculty

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape welcomes Dr. Youjung Kim to Master of Planning program
Dr. Youjung Kim
Courtesy Youjung Kim

Following a national search, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) is delighted to welcome a new faculty member to the Master of Planning program.

Dr. Youjung Kim will join SAPL on July 1, 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Planning. Kim completed a PhD in Urban and Regional Science at Texas A&M University in 2019, and has been teaching in a tenure-track position at Concordia University. His research interests include land use change prediction modeling, environmental planning, flood vulnerability, community/urban scaled design and scenario planning for climate change.

In addition to his advanced research, Kim holds an MS Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University as well as an MS degree in Urban Design from Seoul National University, where he also worked as an Urban Designer. Recent peer-reviewed articles include “Climate Change Preparedness: Comparing Future Urban Growth and Flood Risk in Amsterdam and Houston” and “Integrating Prediction and Performance Models into Scenario-Based Resilient Community Design.”

“The Master of Planning degree program plays a vital role in preparing graduate students to address challenges related to city building,” asserts Dr. John Brown, Dean, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. “Dr. Kim’s research and teaching expertise will bolster the program’s capacity to produce innovative thinkers and change-makers.”