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Joochul Kim

Joochul Kim, Korean urban planner, educator. Fulbright scholar Republic of Korea, 1986-1987; named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1982.


  • Kim, Joochul was born on June 21, 1948 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Kubong and Kumsoon (Song) Kim.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Sociology, University California, Berkeley, 1973. MUP, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1979.


    • Lecturer Boston University, 1977-1980. Assistant professor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1980-1985, research associate, since 1980, associate professor, school of planning, since 1985. Participant Leadership Academy, Tempe, 1989-1990.

      Management intern Arizona State University, 1990, director special project, 1990-2001, academy program coordinator, since 2001. Visiting professor, Seoul National University, 1987, Hanyang University, 1986-1987, visiting chief research associate, Seoul Development Institute, 1995.


    • Editor: Planning Perspectives, 1983-1985. Author: Seoul: The Making of Metropolis, 1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Arizona Solar Energy Association, Phoenix, 1983-1984. Member task force City of Tempe, since 1990. Founding board directors Friends of International Films, Tempe, 1982-1986.

    Co-chair City of Phoenix Planning Committee, 1982-1983. Member International Division Planners Network, Korean Urban and Regional Planning Association.



    Movies, piano, music, travel, reading.


    • Married Shinja Rhee Kim, September 16, 1969. 1 child, Matthew.
    • father: Kubong Kim
    • mother: Kumsoon (Song) Kim
    • spouse: Shinja Rhee Kim
    • child: Matthew Kim
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    Born June 21, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1973
      University California
    • 1977
      University Michigan
    • 1979
      University Michigan
    • 1977 - 1980
      Lecturer, Boston University
    • 1980 - 1985
      assistant, professor Arizona State University
      Tempe, Arizona, United States