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Karl

Karl Kim, in addition to being a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, is also an Editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention; Korean Studies; Here! Urbanism, Design and Planning. Received more than $13.8 million in federal, state, and international research grants on transportation, traffic safety, GIS, environmental management, disaster management and humanitarian assistance; Chair, National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

  • Office: Saunders 107B
  • Phone: 956-6865
  • Fax: 956-6870
  • UH Email: karlk@hawaii.edu

Education:
Ph.D., Urban Development and Planning, MIT

Background:
Received undergraduate education from Brown University and graduate education, including Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Personal Interests:
Loglinear modeling, categorical data analysis, probabilistic data linkage, distance learning, and disaster management and humanitarian assistance.

Instruction:
Introduction to Planning (PLAN 310), Planning Theory (PLAN 600), Advanced Planning Theory (PLAN 605), Planning Methods (PLAN 601), Advanced Methods (PLAN 655), Planning Urban Infrastructure (PLAN 675), Overview of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (PLAN 670).

Advising:
Director, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Program; Affiliate Professor, School of Architecture; Faculty Member, Center for Korean Studies

eSyllabi

PLAN 670 (Fall 2009) : Overview of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

PLAN PLAN 602 (Spring 2008) : Advanced Planning Theory – Download

Research Projects

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) Study (2009 -): Department of Urban and regional Planning will assist the County of Kauai to conduct a study on important agricultural lands (IAL).
Type: Research

State of Hawaii Vehicle Occupant Protection Studies (2009 -): Observational studies of seat belt use, child restraints, truck bed occupant use, bicycle and motorcycle helmet use and handheld cellular phone use.
Type: Research

State of Hawaii Vehicle Occupant Protection Studies (2008 -): Observational studies of seat belt use, child restraints, truck bed occupant use, bicycle and motorcycle helmet use and handheld cellular phone use.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

State of Hawaii Vehicle Occupant Protection Studies (2007 -): Observational studies of seat belt use, child restraints, truck bed occupant use, bicycle and motorcycle helmet use and handheld cellular phone use.
Type: Research

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Location: Saunders 107B
  • Telephone number: 808-956-6865
  • E-mail address: karlk@hawaii.edu
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