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Prof. Dr. Donyun Kim is a prominent figure in the fields of architecture and urban design. He holds the position of Professor at Sung Kyun Kwan University, where he also serves as the Director of the Smart Green City Lab and the Vice President of Academic and General Affairs.

Dr. Kim has held several significant roles throughout his career. He was the Chairperson of the Korea National Smart City Committee and served as a Commissioner on both the Presidential Commission on Architectural Policy and the Presidential Commission on Green Growth. Additionally, he has international experience as a Visiting Professor and Research Affiliate at MIT and as a member of the Academic Advising Committee for the Shanghai Asia City Forum. He also contributed as the Director of the UN-Habitat Partner University Initiative (UNI).

In the realm of urban design and master planning, Dr. Kim has been instrumental in several major projects. These include the Seoul Yongsan Urban Regeneration Project, the 2012 Yeosu World EXPO, the International Science Business Belt Plan, the Sangam Digital Media City (DMC) Master Plan, the Seoul World Cup Stadium District Master Plan, the Baikal Smart City Master Plan in Russia, and the Danang Hi-Tech Industrial Complex Plan in Vietnam.

Dr. Kim’s contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and honors. He has received National Government Medals, including the Service Merit Medal, and several Ministerial Awards from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MoLIT), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST). Additionally, he has been honored with Mayor’s Awards from cities like Seoul and Danang (Vietnam).

His extensive experience and achievements in architecture, urban design, and his role in academic and policy leadership positions underscore his expertise and influence in these fields.

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