GS19 Speakers

Sun-Young Rieh

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Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Seoul, Korea

Sun-Young Rieh is a Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Seoul, Korea. She is also a registered architect in both Korea and the USA. Rieh studied architecture in Seoul National University and earned an M. Arch degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She received Arch.D degree from the University of Hawaii. Her research expertise includes sustainable environment, gendered urbanism and educational environments. She is the author of “Creating a Sense of Place in School Environments (2020) and “Boom or Bust?: The Future of Buildings in Teheran-ro District after the Gangnam Building Boom in Seoul”(2019). She has co-authored various books including “Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability” (2018) and “2030 Seoul Plan Gender Analysis” (2013). She led the research on ’Women -Friendly City Seoul’ and ‘Women- Friendly Special District Design, City of Sejong’. Her current research project includes ‘Community design empowering seniors for aging in place’.
She was the Fulbright visiting scholar at University of Hawaii (2007) and a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology (2017). She served as a board member for AIK(Architectural Institute of Korea), KIA(Korean Institute of Architects). Currently she is a member of urban planning committee for Seoul Metropolitan Government.