Minjee Kim

I study the planning implications of large-scale, private real estate developments. My dissertation examines the characteristics of large-scale urban developments that are currently under way in major U.S. cities; the efficacy of using negotiated developments as land use policy and plan implementation tool; and the politics of decision-making within. I believe large-scale developments, which have transformative influence on cities’ physical and socioeconomic characters, can become collaborative planning and plan implementation opportunities when right stakeholders are engaged in a right manner.

I am also an urban designer by training. I enjoy utilizing and teaching design thinking and data visualization as a means of effectively organizing and communicating ideas. Before coming to MIT, I received a masters in city planning from MIT and a bachelors of architecture from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.