s NDSU - North Dakota State University - Architecture

Young-Jae Kim
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Phone: 701-231-5144

Research and Interest:

Dr. Kim's interests are in assessing the relationships among built and natural environments, environmental perceptions, and human health and behaviors. He employs quantitative methods using both subjective/perceived measures from surveys and objective measures extracted from field audits, geographic information system, and remote sensing, to investigate the multi-level environment-landscape ecology-human behavior relationships. His research contributes to understanding the spatial variations of built and natural environmental conditions associated with human behaviors and landscape ecology and to helping develop community-specific interventions that promote active lifestyles among children and families as well as healthy landscape ecology.

Educational Credentials:

Ph.D. Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University, 2014
M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, University of Seoul, 2008
B.Arch., Architecture, Kyonggi University, 2006

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Kim Y-J and Woo A (2016). What’s the Score? Walkable Environments and Subsidized Households, Sustainability, 8(4), 396. doi:10.3390/su8040396.

Woo A and Kim Y-J (2016). Spatial Location of Place-Based Subsidized Households and Uneven Geography of Opportunities: Case of Austin, Texas, Community Development. 47(1), 45-62, doi: 10.1080/15575330.2015.1104369.

Kim Y-J and Woo A (2015). Estimating Natural Environmental Characteristics of Subsidized Households: A Case Study of Austin, Texas, Sustainability, 7(10), 13433-13453. doi:10.3390/su71013433.

Kim Y-J, Kim J-H, and Li M-H (2015). Web-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Vehicle Preference in Landscape Architecture Construction Courses, Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education. Vol. 2015, 1-8, doi: 10.5171/2015.511323.

Nehme E, Ranjit N, Kim Y-J, Oluyomi AO, Dowdy D, Lee C, Ory MG, and Hoelscher DM (2015, under review). Does parent's social integration influence children's active commuting to school and parent's perception of neighborhood safety? A cross-sectional analysis of the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (TCOPPE) program, Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk.

Kim Y-J and Kim H-B. (2009). A Study on the Characteristics of 'Urban Picturesque' in Experience of Urban Pedestrian Street. Journal of the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture, 36(6), 115-125


Landscape Architecture Engineer (1st Class: #07202071418V), South Korea, 2007
Architecture Engineer (1st Class: #07201072574D), South Korea, 2007
GIS Certificate, Texas A&M University, 2013

Professional Experience:

Research Assistant and Lab Manager. Design Research Lab for Active Living, Center for Health Systems and Design (CHSD), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2011-2014

Student Technician. Design Research Lab for Active Living, Center for Health Systems and Design (CHSD), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009-2011

Research Assistant, Urban & Landscape Lab, Landscape Architecture, University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea, 2006-2007

Research Intern, Seoul Development Institute (SDI), Seoul, South Korea, 2005-2006

Intern Architect, Bae Byoung Gil Architect & Associates, Seoul, South Korea, 2005 Summer

Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University, 2015-present

Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, 2014-2015