Minjee Kim

Minjee Kim is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her dissertation research examines the politics of large-scale real estate developments at the local government level in the context of the globalizing real estate industry. Reflecting her mission to bridge the gap between practice and academia, she has worked for the City of Cambridge’s Community Development Department while pursuing her master’s and doctoral degrees to identify room for improvement in the current planning practice and to explore the ways in which academic research can help. She holds a master’s in city planning from MIT and a bachelor’s of architecture from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.