This page provides an overview of selected research projects. Results of completed research projects can be accessed via the Publications page.

Research Projects:

Development of a smart, sustainable, carbon neutral and emission-free building renovation systems, supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2018R1D1A1B07050989), June 2018 – May 2022.

Establishment of a German-Korean Research Center for Sustainable Urban Development and Mobility (Collaboration of SungKyunKwan University (SKKU) College of Engineering (COE) Department of Architecture, Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (HK-TW, Coordinator), Institut für Verkehrsplanung und Infrastrukturmanagement, Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Entwerfen von Stadt und Landschaft, and Seoul National University (SNU) Graduate School of Environmental Studies.

Blue City Lab 4.0

Sustainable urban redevelopment of Seoul Central Train Station Area – Research and Design project in the framework of Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism 2017, International Design Studios

Sustainable Architecture and Urban Redevelopment – International trends in academic research, education and professional practice

Urban Sustainability Versus Green-Washing – Fallacy and Reality of Urban Regeneration in Downtown Seoul

Sustainable architecture and urban development in Korea and China

Sustainable and resilient urban regeneration in Seoul, Korea

SKKU U-City Department (Project Website:

ZEBISTIS – Zero Emission Building Integrating Sustainable Technologies and Infrastructure Systems (Project Website:

(GT10) SMART-GREEN 건설 환경사업단

(1-1주관) 탄소저감 도시전략, 녹색지수 및 비즈니스 모델 개발



A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) “Communication and Education on Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism”

Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) True smart and green city? (ISBN 978-3-03842-096-5), 22 – 24 June 2015 Incheon, Republic of Korea, organized by SungKyunKwan University (SKKU) within the framework of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) in collaboration with universities of the IFoU network, as well as the City of Incheon and MDPI. For more detailed information and participation please visit the main conference website:

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) “Towards True Smart and Green Cities?” :