Hyung Jin Kim, Ph.D.
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
1102 Seaton Hall | 920C N. Martin King Jr. Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5961
Dr. Hyung “Jin” Kim is an Associate Professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning at Kansas State University. Kim’s research mainly explores the intersections between environmental design, social environment and people’s behaviors situated in diverse community contexts–from rural to urban. Kim seeks opportunities to accelerate interdisciplinary innovations on the built environment research. His current research focuses on augmented social-spatial-digital network system for disaster resilience as well as health-promoting community design and planning. Kim’s research has been supported by the NSF, USDA NCRCRD and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc. He has also published in scholarly journals in the fields of urban design and public health, nationally and internationally. Kim has also served as a panelist for NSF and NEA
Prior to academia, Kim was an Associate Research Fellow and a licensed urban planner at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), where he worked as an urban designer and researcher specializing in urban revitalization and new town planning. At KRIHS, Kim worked with a wide range of stakeholders from government, communities, research, design and development, and participated in various national projects of South Korea, such as a masterplan for the new administrative city (Sejong City) of Korea.
Kim holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University. He earned his MLA from Seoul National University and BE from Hongik University, South Korea. Kim is an affiliated faculty of Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) and a member of American Planning Association, Urban Design Institute of Korea and Korea Planners Association.