Keunhyun Park

Keunhyun Park

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning and a research assistant at the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah. I completed bachelor and master degrees in Landscape Architecture at Seoul National University, Korea. During that time, I had tried to understand the social, economic, and environmental outcomes of public space development. From 2010 to 2014, in Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), I had contributed to policy research in urban planning and design, environmental planning, and public health. I believe that while contemporary urban design practices such as new urbanism and transit-oriented development (TOD) emphasize public spaces and parks, they do not fully consider various forms and user types. Thus, through academic research, I expect to provide a better measurement of human activities in public spaces (e.g. UAV observation) and a better understanding of how a park or a public space is related to both active living and sustainable environment.

Joined:
November 2016