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Sungduck Lee

Assistant Professor
Iowa State University

Sungduck Lee is assistant professor in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on exploring the fundamental elements of urban morphology and its influence on social, economic, and environmental aspects. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Arizona State University with an emphasis on urban design and urbanism.


Sungduck Lee is assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Design program in the College of Design at the Iowa State University. Her research and teaching aim to address the relationship between the social process and physical form. The central objective of her research is to use both theoretical and empirical approaches to critically examine diverse perspectives of urbanism and its influence on the fundamental elements of built environment. As an educator, she explores innovative pedagogical methods in urban design that will allow a deeper and more seamless interdisciplinary engagement among students from various backgrounds.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Urban design theory and practice, Urban design research methods and data analysis, Data visualization and visual representation, ArcGIS, Site design, Physical planning



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Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability

Understanding the context of neighborhood parks: a method for public space classification

Published: Oct 18, 2018 by Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability
Authors: Sungduck Lee

This research provides a better understanding of the inter-relationships between various urban form measures and an alternative way of constructing public space typology based on the surrounding urban form. The research employs factor and cluster analysis to develop a typology of 150 neighborhood park contexts in the City of Chicago, Illinois. The study provides guidelines for urban design and physical planning strategies for neighborhood park development.

Journal of Urban Design

Measuring Walkability: A Note on Auditing Methods

Published: Nov 03, 2014 by Journal of Urban Design
Authors: Sungduck Lee, Emily Talen

This study contributes to the literature on walkability measurement by proposing a hybrid auditing method that combines the efficiency of a GIS-based approach with the pedestrian perspective possible with Google Street View. The goal was to test the degree to which some of the measures employed in IMI could be streamlined using GIS and Google Street View as data sources.