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Joon Sik Kim is a Professor in the Urban Planning and Design Department at XJTLU. His research interests focus on strategic planning in smart cities, environmental planning, and geographic information systems. With his practical experiences in GIS and smart cities, he is concerned about how emerging technologies can be applied in urban development and management in a real-life context. He has been involved in GIS consulting projects for local governments in Korea and smart city projects worldwide. He is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Research interests

Smart Cities in the Digital Age

Collaborative Planning in Planning Practice

Waterside Revitalisation

GIS in Urban Planning

Human-Computer and Space Interface


Visting Researcher, The Institute of Urban Science, The University of Seoul, Korea - 2023 to 2024

Head of Department, Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU - 2018 to 2013

Director, Research Institute for Future Cities, XJTLU - 2018 to 2020

Visiting Research Fellow, The University of Manchester, UK - 2018

Acting Head of Department, Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU - 2016

Director, Research Institute for Smart and Green Cities, XJTLU - 2015 to 2018

Visiting Lecturer, Department of U-City Construction,SKK(Sungkyungkwan) University, Korea - 2007 to 2009

Principal Consultant, Samsung SDS, Korea - 2006 to 2011

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Geoinformatics,University of Seoul, Korea - 2005 to 2006

Senior Researcher, GIS Research Institute,Chung-Ang Aerosurvey, Korea - 2002 to 2006


UPD204 Geographic Information Systems

UPD207 Spatial Design and the Built Environment I

UPD303 Environment and Planning

UPD305 Final Year Project and Dissertation

Awards and honours

2021 Outstanding Achievement Award of Applied Social Science Research (2nd Prize), Jiangsu Association of Philosophy and Social Sciences

2017 Outstanding Achievement Award of Applied Social Science Project (2nd Prize), Suzhou Association of Philosophy and Social Science

2013 XJTLU Outstanding Teacher Prize, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University

1998 British Government Scholarship, UK Government

1996 Korean Urban Planning Institute Award, Korean Urban Planning Institute

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK - 2002

MCD , The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK - 1998

BEng , Dong-A University, Busan, Korea - 1996

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