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educator , urban planner

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.


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.


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  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Movies, piano, music, travel, reading.


Married Shinja Rhee Kim, September 16, 1969. 1 child, Matthew.

Kubong Kim

Kumsoon (Song) Kim

Shinja Rhee Kim

Matthew Kim