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Ju Hyun Lee

Assistant Professor

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Juhyun Lee is an Assistant Professor in Department of Urban Planning and Design at XJTLU. Her fields of research interests are smart city transition, compact city planning and policy, infrastructure development as an agent of change, integrated approaches to transport and spatial planning for sustainable urbanization, and smart mobility and accessibility. Before joining XJTLU, she had more than 10-year experiences of working as an urban specialist for international organizations such as UN-Habitat as well as private consulting firms in Europe and Asia.

Research interests

Institutional analysis of planning of urban commons

Sustainable accessibility and smart mobility

Compact city policies and balanced development

Social outcomes from mega urban infrastructure planning and development

Smart city as socio-technical transition

An integrted approach to land use and transport development planning


Adjunct professor, Sungkyunkwan University, 2020-21

Post-doctoral researcher, Seoul National University, 2020-21

International Urban Development Specialist, UN-Habitat Asia, 2010-2017

Researcher, National Culture and Tourism Policy Institute, Seoul, Korea, 2009-10

Consultant/ researcher, RPS Consulting, London, UK, 2007-2010


ENT415 Digital transformation for smart cities

UPD 402 Sustainable Urban Planning Strategies

UPD 203 Networks and Cities

UPD 304 Enviornment and Planning Project

Sustainable accessibility and smart mobility

Smart city and urban infrastructure

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Planning, Urban and Regional Studies Institute, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherland, 2020

Master of Research (Distinction) in Interdisciplinary Urban Design, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, London, UK , 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Globalization, Development and Environment, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK

Master of Art in Managing Archaeological Sites, University College London, UK, 2006

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  • Staff


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