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Urban and Regional Planning Professor Do Kim

Do Kim has spent more than two decades examining the impact of  transportation planning and policies on land use and the health and wellbeing of community members, utilizing GIS applications to discern patterns of impact across communities.


A particular focus of Kim’s work has been the impacts of transportation systems on asthma rates and morbidity in a community, how traffic mitigation measures can improve the safety of elderly pedestrians, the development of an environmental justice index, and compact urban development.

Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • California Air Resources Board, “A Guide to Navigating Existing and Emerging Sources of Local VMT and Travel Data,” $74,686 (2022-2023)
  • Sungkyunkwan University, “Identification of Infill Housing Development for Smart Urban Growth: Application of Deep Learning Technologies,” $30,000 (2022)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), “Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Potential in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Region,” $112,360 (2021)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), “Big Data Research: A Machine Learning Approach to Forecasting Infill Housing Development,” $75,000 (2020)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), “Analysis of Pedestrian Collisions at Mid-Blocks and Intersections,” $48,000 (2018)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), “Advanced Research on the Built Environment and Collisions,” $24,500 (2017)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), “Measuring Longitudinal Changes of Socio-Economic and Land Use around Transit Stations,” $39,600 (2016)
  • Cal Poly Pomona, Teacher-Scholar Model Research Fund, “The Application of Big Data in Urban and Regional Planning,” $6,000 (2017)
  • Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, “Travel Behavior of Millennials in Southern California,” $20,000 (2016)
  • Leonard Transportation Center, “CalTrans AICP Exam Preparation and Training,” $7,500 (2016)
  • Seoul Institute, “Environmental Justice Analysis for the City of Seoul,” $10,000 (2015)

Selected Publications:

  • With S. Baek, B. Garcia, T. Vo, and F. Wen, “The Influence of ADU Policy on the Contributing Factors to ADU Development: A Case of Los Angeles,” Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 2023
  • With J. Shim, J. Park, J. Cho, and S. Kumar, “Predicting Residential Infill Development in the City of Los Angeles: Supervised Machine Learning Approaches,” Journal of Urban Planning and Development 148(1): 04021060 (Selected for Editor’s Choice Paper), 2022
  • With K. Park, “Analysis of Potential Collisions between Pedestrians and Personal Transportation Devices in a University Campus: An Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” Journal of American College Health, 2021
  • With Y. Ahn, “The Contribution of Tree and Greenspace to Asthma Emergency Room Visits: An Application of Advanced Spatial Data” Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7): 3487, 2021
  • With D. Cho, “Population Allocation at the Building Level for Microlevel Urban Simulation: A Case of Jeonju, Korea,” Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, 9 (2): 223-239, 2020
  • With J. Park, C. Bae, C., F. Wen, “The Aging Society from the Perspective of Urban Infrastructure and Community Environment: Searching for Policy and Technological Innovation,” Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, 9 (1): 79-94, 2020
  • “Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection Using Drone Technology,” Journal of Urban Technology, 27(2): 45-60, 2020,
  • “Land Use Strategies Responding to Climate Change,” Climate Change and National Response Strategies, Murepa Press, 2020
  • “The Transportation Safety of Elderly Pedestrian: Modeling Contributing Factors to Elderly Pedestrian Collisions,” Accident Analysis and Prevention, 131: 268-274, 2019
  • With Y. Ahn,The Prevalence of Asthma and Severe Asthma in Children Influenced by Transportation Factors: Evidence from Spatial Analysis in Seoul, Korea,” Cities, 85: 30-37, 2918, 2019
  • “Transportation Contributing Factors to Asthma Morbidity: The Case of Los Angeles County,” International Journal of Urban Science, 23(1): 16-29, 2019
  • With H. Chanchlani, “The Influence of the Built Environmental on Spatiotemporal Variation of Pedestrian Collisions in Seoul: An Application of Big Data,” Transportation Research Record, 2672(35): 90-100, 2018
  • With Y. Ahn, “Built Environmental Contributing Factors to the Asthma Morbidity of the Elderly: A Case Study of Seoul, Korea,” Journal of Transport and Public Health, 8: 91-99, 2018
  • With J. Park and A. Hong, “The Role of Destination’s Built Environment on Nonmotorized Travel Behavior: A Case of Long Beach, California,” Journal of Planning Education and Research, 38(2): 152–166, 2018
  • With Y. S. Ahn, S. Choi and K. Kim, “Sustainable Mobility: Longitudinal Analysis of Built Environment on Transit Ridership,” Sustainability, 8(10): 1016-1030, 2016
  • With J. Lee and S. Choi, “Balancing Mobility and CO2 Reduction by an Optimal Mode Share Scheme,” International Journal of Urban Science, 19(2): 168-181, 2015
  • With K. Kim, “The influence of Bicycle Oriented Facilities on Bicycle Crashes within Crash Concentrated Ares,” Traffic Injury Prevention, 16(1): 70-75, 2015


B.S., Public Administration; M.S, Public Administration; Kyunghee University

M.S., Urban and Regional Planning Land Use, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida



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