2019 Visiting Scholars

  Jun-Hyung Kim Dr. Jun-Hyung Kim is an associate professor at Department of Real Estate, Myongji University in Seoul, Korea. He is also a PSU visiting scholar by next January. He has taught courses on urban planning, location theory, land and housing policy and research methodology in Korea. He recently finished research projects of the rent schemes of public housing of Seoul Metropolitan Government, housing policies for young households in Seoul, and spill-over effects of public housing and student housing in Seoul. His recent research interests are affordable housing policy, the design and evaluation of real estate policy and restructuring of real estate industry. He surely help your understanding about the urban planning and housing issues in Korea.
Rong Ding Rong Ding is from China Academy of Urban Planning and Design in Beijing. Most of Ding’s projects and research focus on Urban Greenspaces and Greenway Planning, National Park Planning and Environmental Restoration Planning. Areas of interest include:
  1. Urban Greensystem and Greenway Planning;
  2. Low impact development of urban;
  3. Environmental restoration.

Rong has worked on many planning projects, from strategic planning, general planning, to municipal planning, and ecological and environmental planning. Rong participated in a series of important research subjects, including National Infrastructure Planning in 13th Five-Year, National Greenway Planning. Rong also worked on many planning projects, such as Master planning of Manasi National Wetland Park, Master planning of Lishan National Park, Greenspaces and Greenway system planning of Haidian, Landscape design of Two rivers in Sanya. Rong hopes to gain more understanding about Environmental Planning and Policy, Low Impact Development of Urban, National Park Planning in USA, especially in Portland.


Shuangnan LiaoShuangnan Liao is from China Academy of Urban Planning and Design West Branch in Chengdu. Most of Liao’s projects and research focus on urban master planning, detailed regulatory plan, city designing and rural construction planning. Areas of interest include:
  • Urban Growth Boundary;
  • How to define and construct the community (defining the scale, Inhabited population, resident constitute, basic function and so on)
  • the influencing factors of community construction (the housing policies and the positive impact it brought, What role does public participation play in the construction of new community)

Shuangnan worked on a series of urban planning projects, include: Spatial Strategic Planning, such as The Spatial Strategic Planning for Shapingba District in Chongqing; Urban Master Planning, such as The Master Planning of Urban Area and Rural Area in Tongnan of Chongqing; Concept Planning, such as The Concept Planning of Shiratori Lake New Area in Urumqi Economic-Technological Development Zone(Toutunhe District); Control Detailed Planning, such as The Control Detailed Planning and City Design of Machang Science and Technology City in Guian New Area; and The Southern Baima; Area Control Detailed Planning and City Design of New High-Tech Development Zone in Neijiang; Rural Construction Planning, such as The Rural Construction Planning of Guian New Area Direct Jurisdiction District;

Shuangnan hopes to gain more understanding about Urban and Regional Planning, Community Development Research in USA, especially in Portland.


Yang You YOU Yang, majored in municipal engineering, got her Doctor degree in Harbin university of technology in 2008, so she has good knowledge background in water supply and wastewater treatment, especially in phosphorous removal in municipal waste water. After her graduation, YOU Yang enrolled China Academy of Urban Planning and Design in Beijing, in where her research fields focus on standard of water quality in source water and low impact development (LID) of urban.

YOU Yang has involved many kinds of projects during her eleven year’s work, which include Urban water system planning , Urban ecological and environmental planning,Urban river restoration panning programs, as well as LID design, which is the most popular concept and pattern of urban development in China. Among these projects, she is mostly interested in the points below:

  • How to plan a LID city in a large scale city over 100 square kilometer?
  • What is the difference between a totally new area and an old city in LID planning?
  • How to maintain and manage the effect of LID design in a city?
  • What is the difference between the concept of LID in the United States, suDS in the United Kingdom, WSUD in Australia, and so on.
  • As a visiting scholar in Portland State University, YOU Yang wish she can obtain more understanding about stormwater management, urban river restoration and urban eco-environment planning in USA, and also, she would like to participate all kinds of discussions on LID related issues. In addition, she would like to make friends here, and share with you the “Sponge city” in China, which is similar to LID , if you are interested.
Li Chen is from China Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Research Center. Most of Chen’s projects and research focus on land use and urban Planning policies and regulations, industrial planning and urban land value study. He mainly wants to study the following aspects during his visit to PSU:1.Regional planning system; 2.Metropolitan planning coordination mechanism(The distribution of land resources and urban public resources among the cities in the metropolitan area, how to ensure that the cities in the metropolitan area enjoy the right to development fairly) 3.Urban Growth Boundary adjustment mechanism
Chen has worked on many projects and research about urban planning and land use, from strategic planning, master planning, industrial planning, also land use planning and policies. Such as Urban Strategic Development Planning for Ezhou, Urban Master Planning for Ezhou, Spatial Planning of Industrial for Wuhan, Industrial Planning andUrban Design for Yangtze Ave, Update of Urban Land’s Level and Benchmark Price for Wuhan, Annual Land Supply/Reserve Plan, Wuhan Land Expropriation Management Regulation, Rural Housing Rights Registration Regulation for Wuhan.
Qian Li is from Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research
Center (WLSP) in Wuhan. Most of Li’s projects and research focus on Urban Design,Village Planning and Architectural Design. Areas of interest includes: 1. Urban Design and Architectural Design; 2. Smart Growth;
3. Liveable City.  Li has worked on many planning projects, from Master planning to site planning and Architectural Design. Li participated in some important research subjects, including Spatial Structure and Urban evolution of Wuhan, Underground Space Planning of Jiang'an District in Wuhan. Li also worked on a series of planning projects, such as International Consultation on the Conceptual Urban Design of Shenzhen Bao’an West Dynamic Coastal Zone, Sino-French Eco-city comprehensive urban design, Jiangxia Implementation Urban Planning, Protection and Renovation Planning & Rural Reconstruction Policy of Shigushan Village in Xinzhou District.
Bei Wang is from Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research
Center. Most of Wang’s projects and research are about annual land use and housing planning, urban renewal and promotion planning, special urban planning, and so on. Areas of most interest include:
1.The Planning strategic and Public Policy of stimulating urban innovative
2. The Urban Renewal and Promotion Planning in the old district.
Bei Wang worked on a series of urban planning projects, include:
Land use and Housing Planning, such as Wuhan Sanjiu Program in 13th
Five-Year, Wuhan housing Development Planning; Urban renewal and
promotion planning, such as Renewal and Promotion Planning for
Zhongshan Avenue of Wuhan, Reconstruction planning of Hanzheng
historical street, Protection and Reconstruction Planning for Shigushan village in Xinzhou District of Wuhan, Urban Strategic Renewal Planning for Wuhan; Urban Design, such as Urban Design for Erqi Riverside Business District of Wuhan, Urban Design for Yaojialing International Art and Culture District of Wuhan; Special urban pla nning, such as Special planning for Architectural Color and Material of Wuhan.