Core Faculty

Tschangho John Kim

Emeritus Endowed Professor of Urban and Regional Systems
PhD, Princeton University, 1976


Dr. Tschangho John Kim is an Emeritus Endowed Professor of Urban and Regional Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in Austria, Germany, South Korea, Indonesia, Sweden, Kenya, the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia and the United States. In 1979-80 he served as the project director of the National Comprehensive Transportation Study of Korea, sponsored by the World Bank. He also directed the Optimal Transport Sector Development Project in Indonesia in 1990-1991. He served as Associate Director, International Programs and Studies and Director, Office of Overseas University Collaboration, UIUC for the period of 1984-1991.

He has been a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and Senior Fulbright Scholar to Korea. He was Special Advisor to the Governor of Illinois on International Affairs (1985-1987) and Chair, National GIS Advisory Committee, Korea (1994-1998). He was Editor of The Annals of Regional Science for the period of 1994-2005. He served as Project Leader for Task Force for International Standard of Multimodal Location-based Services for the Technical Committee for GIS Standardization (TC 211) of the International Organization for Standards (ISO) for the period of 2002-2007 and has been an advisor to the ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA) in Saudi Arabia since 1994. He is a Fellow of Regional Science Association International and President of the Western Regional Science Association in 2008.

The Endowed Professor of Urban and Regional Systems was made possible by a generous contribution to the University of Illinois Foundation by an anonymous donor. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the College of Fine and Applied Arts are very grateful to this individual for supporting DURP through this endowed professorship.

Contact Information
Room 210, Temple Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217.244.5369
Fax: 217.244.1717
E-mail: tjohnkim@illinois.edu


Current Research Areas

  • Sustainable Transportation Systems,
  • Location-base Services (LBS),
  • Ubiquitous Geographic Information Systems, (UGIS),
  • Impacts of Technologies on Urban Form and Structure,
  • Planning for Future Cities,
  • Planning for Cities on Ubiquitous Technology Space.

Selected Publications

  • Kim, Tschangho John, 1989, Integrated Urban Systems Modeling:  Theory and Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts.
  • Kim, Tschangho John, Lyna L. Wiggins and Jeff R. Wright (eds), 1990, Expert Systems:  Applications to Urban Planning, Springer-Verlag Publishers, New York, New York.
  • Kim, Tschangho John, 1990, Advanced Transport and Spatial Systems Models:  Applications to Korea. Springer-Verlag Publishers, New York, New York.
  • Kim, Tschangho John, Gerrit Knaap and Iwan J. Azis (eds), 1992, Spatial Development in Indonesia: Review and Prospect, Avebury-Gower Publishing Co., Brookfield, VT.
  • Wright, J.R., Lyna L. Wiggins, Ravinder Jain and Tschangho John Kim (eds), 1993, Expert Systems in Environmental Planning, Springer-Verlag Publishers, New York, New York.
  • Knaap, Gerrit J., T. John Kim (eds), 1998, Environmental Program Evaluation: A Primer, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL.
  • Lars Lundqvist, Lars-Goran Mattson and T.J. Kim (eds), 1999, Network Infrastructure and the Urban Environment: Advances in Land-Use/Transportation
  • Kim, Tschangho John (ed), 2004, Transportation Engineering and Planning, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), EOLSS Publishers/UNESCO, Paris, France, Oxford, UK, [http://www.eolss.net] or [http://greenplanet.eolss.net/EolssLogn/LoginForm.aspx]

In addition, he has published 33 book chapters, 59 journal articles, and 39 professional articles.

Tschangho John Kim