MPPD Alumnus 2018
Dissertation: Measuring the Dynamics of Public Space Use Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Keunhyun (Keun) Park is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. He completed his bachelor and master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture at Seoul National University. Keun had worked as an urban researcher at KRIHS (Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements) from 2010 to 2014. During his doctoral study (2014-2018), he had worked at the Metropolitan Research Center at the U and completed his dissertation titled “Measuring the Dynamics of Public Space Use Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).” With degrees in landscape architecture and urban planning and design, Keun’s research focuses on digital technologies and spatial data analytics in planning and design. It can be broken down to two interrelated research agendas—1) technology-driven behavioral research in public space (drone, VR/AR, sensor, etc.) and 2) spatial research on smart growth and its behavioral outcomes (through geoprocessing, statistical modeling, visualization, etc.).