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Symposium: Korean-American Research on Urban Environments

March 29 - March 31, 2017 | Hayes Hall 403

The symposium builds on the opportunity to explore possible synergies, collaboration, and joint education and research initiatives for UB and Korea, and potentially other Asian countries. The School of Architecture and Planning at UB has several members involved in environmental research, including research on air pollutions and environmental health. Sponsored by the School of Architecture and Planning, the Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW) at UB, the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and the Korea Environment Institute from South Korea, we serve to catalyze connections between both Korean institutes and UB.

As it is recognized that many of the most severe environmental problems have Asian and global ramifications, this becomes an important opportunity to build international links for UB’s environmental and other policy-relevant programs in terms of both research and teaching. The symposium topics of discussion cover global/international, or comparative (across countries), and refer to basic scientific and theoretical problems. Many Asian countries are experiencing severe environmental pollutions. Hence, as an initial symposium with key Asian environmental researchers, topics will include urban health monitoring system that deals with air and water pollutions, watershed and ecosystem management, human health effects of environmental disruptions, local or global features of climate change, environmental effects of transportation, environmental disasters, and building and infrastructure energy.

Sponsors: The School of Architecture and Planning, UB ReNEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment & Water), Korea Environment Institute, Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and Model of InTegrated Impacts and Vulnerability Evaluation of climate change (MOTIVE)

Organizer: JiYoung Park, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo

Events update:

Please note that the symposium has moved to room 403 and some of the times have shifted as a result of this update.

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, March 29

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  123 Hayes Hall

  • Welcome by Ernest Sternberg, Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB
  • Open Reception and Tour of Hayes Hall

6:30pm – Dinner – Location – Lombardo’s, 1198 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY (716) 873-4291 (Reservations under “Park”)

  • Attendees:  Ernest Sternberg, Youngjoo Koo, Changsuk Park, Yeora Chae, Sung Eun Kim, Jiyoung Park, Amit Goyal

Thursday, March 30 - Large-Scale Research Directions

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast |302 Hayes Hall

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Session 1:  Adaptation Policies on Climate Change: US and Korean experiences | 302 Hayes 

  • Dr. Yeora Chae, Korea Environmental Institute (KEI) 
  • Dr. Zoe Hamstead, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Session 2: Science and Technology Policies for Urban Affairs |302 Hayes

  • Dr. Youngjoo Ko, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology  (KRICT)
  • Dr. Ernest Sternberg, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch will be provided | 403 Hayes

1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. - Topics in Urban Environmental Research – Panel Discussions | 403 Hayes

Transportation Futures and the Environment

  • Prof. Chunming Qiao, Department of Computer Science - UB
  • Prof. Changhyun Kwon, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, University of South Florida
  • Prof. Jongmin Shim, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - UB

1:55 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Green buildings and urban facility design

  • Prof. Jinyoung Song, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB
  • Prof. Martha Bohm, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning - UB
  • Prof Hiro Hata, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning - UB

2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:  Break

3:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.

Economic and Spatial Modeling

  • Prof. Bumjoon Kang, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB
  • Jiyoung Park, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB
  • Mr. Ha Hwang, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB

3:55 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Green infrastructure

  • Prof. Alan Rabideau, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - UB
  • Ms. Smitha Gopalkrishnan, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning - UB
  • Dr.Changsuk Park, Korea Environmental Institute (KEI)  
  • Prof. Jee-Eun Kang, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering - UB

Dinner – invitation only

Friday, March 31

Open discussions and briefing | 302 Hayes

9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. - Briefings on specific research ideas (breakfast meeting)

9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. - Introduction RENEW, KEI and KRICT

  • Dr. Amit Goyal (Director of RENEW at UB)
  • Dr. Youngjoo Ko (Director of KRICT)
  • Dr. Changsuk Park (Director of KEI)

10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Discussion on potentials for collaboration

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Preparation of joint statement & MOU

12:00 p.m. Symposium ends

 

AFTERNOON:  AREA TOURS

For those going on tours, meeting place to be announced. 

Participant Bios

3/2/17
Martha Bohm is an Assistant Professor, in the School of Architefture and Planning, University at Buffalo, at the  teaching design, ecological practices, sustainability, resilience, and environmental systems.
3/2/17
Dr. Yeora Chae is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Environment Institute. she received her PhD in Environmental Policy Assessment at the University of Cambridge in 1997. Dr. Chae’s research interests include Integrated assessment of climate change and air pollution; Economic analysis of climate change; and Environmental policy analysis. 
3/2/17
Smitha Gopalakrishnan joined the PhD Program at the Urban and Regional Planning Department, SUNY Buffalo, in 2014 to pursue her research interests in urban water systems governance. 
3/2/17
Dr. Zoé Hamstead is an Assistant Professor of environmental planning at the University of Buffalo. She directs the Community Resilience Lab, focused on supporting equitable climate adaptation processes.
3/2/17
Dr. Youngjoo Ko is currently the Director of Policy and Cooperation of Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology. He received his PhD in Science & Technology Policy Studies at the Univ ersity of Manchester in 2006. His areas of expertise include science and technology policy, innovation and management, technology transfer and commercialization, and chemical technology and industry.  
3/2/17
Alan J. Rabideau is Professor of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB).
3/2/17
Jin Young Song, AIA, is an Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo, and a founder of DIOINNO Architecture PLLC, Buffalo and Seoul based design firm.