Behavioural research, design and planning, digital technology, spatial econometrics.
Before joining UBC, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University. I completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture at Seoul National University and a Ph.D. degree in urban planning and design at the University of Utah.
I spend most of my free time with my family (wife and two kids) both inside and outside (e.g., hiking, camping, playing board/video games). I also enjoy tennis, soccer, and table tennis.
Park, K., Rigolon, A., Choi, D., Lyons, T., & Brewer, S. (2021) Transit to parks: An environmental justice study of transit access to large parks in the U.S. West. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 60:127055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127055
Park, K. (2020). Park and neighborhood attributes associated with park use: An observational study using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Environment & Behavior 52(5): 518–543. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916518811418
Park, K., Ewing, R., Sabouri, S., Choi, D., Hamidi, S., & Tian, G. (2020). Guidelines for a polycentric region to reduce vehicle use and increase walking and transit use, Journal of the American Planning Association 86 (2): 236-249. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2019.1692690
Park, K., Christensen, K., & Lee, D. (2020). Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in behavior mapping: A case study of neighborhood parks. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 52: 126693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126693
Park, K. & Ewing, R. (2017). The usability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for measuring park-based physical activity. Landscape and Urban Planning 167: 157-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.06.010