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Hye-Sung Han, PhD Regional Planning

Assistant Professor
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Han's research interests explore how physical and social characteristics of urban neighborhoods influence people’s lives, including housing abandonment and foreclosures, housing and community development, neighborhood revitalization, and housing policy.


Hye-Sung Han received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, specializing in Housing and Community Development, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation research examined the impacts of abandoned residential properties on property values in surrounding neighborhoods and was supported by a dissertation grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 


Prior to joining KU, she was an assistant professor in Urban Affairs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. She also has seven years of professional experience working on neighborhood revitalization programs for the City of Boston in Massachusetts


Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Master of City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Architecture, Seoul National University

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Seoul National University