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Associate Professor Hoon Han

Director of City Planning Program
City Planning UG, City Planning

PhD (UQ); MPlan (UQ);  BArch

The concept of the ‘smart city’ is an increasingly important urban phenomenon. Smart cities carry the assumption that new digital technologies will be beneficial to everyone, when in fact there can be wide inequality in terms of access. As a city planner, I believe it is vital that we understand who the citizens are, what they need and how the physical environment can best address those needs.
 
Using a range of quantitative research methods, I investigate human behaviour within this smart city context. My research contributes to knowledge on the application of spatial modelling techniques that allow theories of smart cities, housing mobility, urban growth and planning to be systematically tested, explored and monitored.
 
This is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that examines how smart city strategies can solve complex urban problems and, ultimately, improve the quality of life of individuals and the wider community.
Room: 
4022
Phone: 
612 9385 6319
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Bio: 
Associate Professor Hoon Han is Director of City Planning Program in the Faculty of Built Environment, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW in January 2011, He held teaching and researching positions at Griffith University (2009-2011) and the University of Queensland (2004-2009) where he completed his PhD (2004). He is currently an Associate Editor of the journal of ‘City, Culture and Society’ (Elsevier) and sits on the editorial boards of ‘Housing Studies’ (Taylor & Francis) and ‘Spatial Information Research’ (Springer). His research focuses on dynamics of the built environment through quantitative methods applied to solve complex urban social problems. More specifically his research contributes to knowledge on the application of spatial modelling techniques that allow theories of smart cities, housing mobility, urban growth and planning to be systematically tested, explored, and monitored. Much of this research is motivated by urban innovation and identity that require the utilisation of quantitative data analysis to develop evidence-based approaches.
 
Hoon has actively disseminated his research through various outlets. He has published over 80 outputs including 20 high-impact Thompson Reuters Social Science Index (SSCI) journals. His publications have been cited over 580 times worldwide (h-index = 13 /Google Scholar/ 2018). The impact of his research and contributions to the Smart City field are also reflected in his recent national and international awards:
 
  • The Best Industry-Led Smart City Awards 2017 (Team Awards led by Prof Chris Pettit) by the Committee for Sydney (RAISE Project)
  • Winner of the Smart City Service Awards 2017 in the World Smart City Week Congress (WSCW), Seoul, Korea 2017 (nominated by the DFAT Australian Embassy, Seoul)
Research Activities: 

Please refer to the list of the recent publications 

Grants: 

Chief Investigator (External Competitive):

2018 cfip 3d virtual prototyping system RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE SCHEME (RIS)

2017 Review and Improvement of Composition Adjusted Methodology in Calculation of City-Wide Median House Price in Australia 

2016 Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer, CRC-Spatial Information

2016 A knowledge exchange network for Australian and Indian smart cities, AUSTRALIA-INDIA COUNCIL GRANTS PROGRAM, Department of Foreign Affairs And Trade, Australian Government 

2015 Open innovation workshop for Korea-Australia smart cities service trade, AUSTRALIA-KOREA FOUNDATION GRANTS PROGRAM, Department of Foreign Affairs And Trade, Australian Government 

2015 Human interaction and perceptions to/with media facade in Australia, INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT

Awards: 
2017 Team winner of the Best Industry-Led Smart City Awards 2017 by the Committee for Sydney (RAISE Project team)
 
  • 2017 Winner of the Smart City Service Awards 2017 in the World Smart City Week (WSCW), Seoul, Korea 2017 (nominated by the DFAT Australian Embassy, Seoul)
  • 2016 Dean’s Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
  • 2015 The Best Paper Award, Knowledge City World Summit, Daegu, Korea
  • 2014 international academic award for a significant contribution by Korea Planner Association
  • 2010 award for the inaugural vice chancellor’s research excellence (healthy city project), Griffith University.
  • 2008 winner of a best conference paper of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI) conference at Adelaide in 2008.
  • 2004 award for best published paper of the year in Housing Studies Review Journal.
Teaching & Supervision: 

Dr Han teaches the core subjects in the planning and urban development program: City and Regional Economics (PLAN1004), Economics of Planning and Development (PLAN2111) and Quantitative Research Methods (PLAN1052) at an undergraduate level, and City Economics, Urban Development & Finance (PLAN7146) to postgraduates.

 

Current PhD supervision:

Ms Xueying Xiong (Main supervision): A Theoretical Foundation for Senior Housing Developers: Where Do Eldery Move After Retirement

Mr Sarbeswar Prahraj (Main supervision): Enabling Smrt City transformations in emerging econoes: India's 100 Smart Cities Mission

Ms Jamie Wang (Main supervision): Housing Pathways for Young Middle Class China

Ms Vivien Shi (Joint supervision): Incorporating The Safe System And Sociodemographics Into The Built Environment Model of Traffic Safety

Mr Ji Yu (Co-supervision): Planning for sustainable land use in Sydney using GIS-based modeling

 
Engagement: 
Memberships
  • Associate Editor of the journal of City, Culture and Society, Elsevier. 
  • Editorial Board Member of Housing Studies, Taylor & Francis 
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Spatial Information Research, Springer
  • Academic Advisor of the NSW State Government Smart City Strategy  
  • Excutive Board Member of the Korea-Australia Science Engineering Association
  • Member of Planning Institute of Australia
  • Associate Member of Australia Property Institute 

 

Publications:
Books

Han H; Jung YM; Xiong X, 2019, The Ageing of Australian Ethnic Minorities, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2796-4

Davison GT; Legacy CM; Liu EY; Han H; Phibbs P; van den Nouwelant R; Darcy M; Piracha A, 2013, Understanding and addressing community opposition to affordable housing development, 211, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p71007

Han HH; Seelig T; O’Flaherty M; Haynes M, 2007, Housing Consumption Patterns & Earnings Behaviour of Income Support Recipients over Time, 118, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne

Book Chapters

Hawken S; Han H; Pettit C, 2020, 'Introduction: Open Data and the Generation of Urban Value', in Hawken S; Han H; Pettit C (ed.), Open Cities | Open Data: Collaborative Cities in the Information Era, Palgrave Macmillan Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6605-5_1

Leem Y; Han H; Lee SH, 2019, 'Sejong smart city: On the road to be a city of the future', in Computational urban planning and management for smart cities, pp. 17 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19424-6_2

Praharaj S; Han H; Hawken S, 2018, 'Evolving a Locally Appropriate Indicator System for Benchmarking Sustainable Smart Cities in India', in Sustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region, Springer, pp. 253 - 274, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-73293-0_15

Lieske SN; van den Nouwelant RM; Han H; Pettit C, 2018, 'Modelling Value Uplift on Future Transport Infrastructure', in Reed R; Pettit C (ed.), Real Estate and GIS, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 80 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315642789

Han JH; Hawken S; Williams A, 2017, 'Smart CCTV and the management of urban space', in Smart Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, IGI Global, pp. 508 - 526, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2589-9.ch023

Han HH; Hawken S; Williams A, 2015, 'SMART CCTV and the Management of Urban Space', in Harrison D (ed.), Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies, IGI, Hershey, PA, pp. 430 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8205-4.ch019

Gudes O; Kendal E; Yigitcanlar T; Han J; Pathak V, 2011, 'Developing a Competitive City through Healthy Decision-Making', in Bulu M (ed.), City Competitiveness and Improving Urban Subsystems: Technologies and Applications, Information Science Reference, Hersey, pp. 107 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61350-174-0.ch006

Yigitcanlar T; Han JH, 2010, 'Ubiquitous eco cities: Infrastructure, technology and management', in ICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures: Surveillance, Locative Media and Global Networks, pp. 88 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-051-8.ch006

Yigitcanlar T; Han J, 2010, 'Technology, Infrastructure and Management Systems for Ubiquitous Eco Cities', in Firmino RJ (ed.), ICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures: Surveillance, Locative Media and Global Networks, edn. Original, Information Science Reference, New York, pp. 88 - 107, http://www.igi-global.com/book/icts-mobile-ubiquitous-urban-infrastructures/41895

Yigitcanlar T; Han J, 2010, 'Urban telecommunications network: technology convergence and urban infrastructure', in Yigitcanlar T (ed.), Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development, edn. Original, Information Science Reference, New York, pp. 77 - 90

Han HH, 2009, 'U-city Philosophy, Demand and Vision', in Lee SH (ed.), Ubiquitous City, Hanbat National University Press, Seoul

Yigitcanlar T; Saygin O; Han JH, 2008, 'Online participatory decision support tools for knowledge-based urban development', in Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives, pp. 186 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-838-3.ch011

Lee SH; Han HH; Leem Y; Yigitcanlar T, 2008, 'Towards ubiquitous city: concept, planning, and experiences in the Republic of Korea', in Yigitcanlar T; Baum S (ed.), Knowledge-based urban development: planning and applications in the information era, pp. 148 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-720-1.ch009

Han HH; Yigitcanlar T, 2008, 'Online participatory planning support systems: supporting tools for knowledge based urban development', in Frederic A (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Techniques, IGI

Gudes O; Kendall E; Yigitcanlar T; Han JH; Pathak V, 'Developing a Competitive City through Healthy Decision-Making', in User-Driven Healthcare, IGI Global, pp. 808 - 822, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2770-3.ch040

Edited Books

Kamruzzaman L; Han H; Yigitcanlar T, (eds.), 2020, Approaches, Advances and Applications in Sustainable Development of Smart Cities, MDPI, Basel, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03928-013-1

Hawken S; Han H; Pettit C, (eds.), 2020, Open Cities | Open Data: collaborative cities in the information era, Palgrave Macmillan Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6605-5

Journal articles

Wadley DA; Han JH; Elliott PG, 2020, 'Infrastructure Planning in Queensland, Australia: Risk Appraisal of High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines by Property Developers and Homeowners', Planning Practice & Research, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2020.1829281

Chia J; Lee J; Han H, 2020, 'How does the location of transfer affect travellers and their choice of travel mode?—A smart spatial analysis approach', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20164418

Jo SS; Baek HJ; Han H; Sang Ho L, 2020, 'An Analysis on the Expert Opinions of Future City Scenarios', Journal of Korea Regional Science Association, pp. 59 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.22669/krsa.2019.35.3.059

Pettit C; Shi Y; Han H; Rittenbruch M; Foth M; Lieske S; van de Nouwelant R; Mitchell P; Leao S; Christensen B; Jamal M, 2020, 'A new toolkit for land value analysis and scenario planning', Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2399808320924678

Yigitcanlar T; Han H; Kamruzzaman E, 2019, 'Approaches, Advances, and Applications in the Sustainable Development of Smart Cities: A Commentary from the Guest Editors', Energies

Wadley DA; Han JH; Elliott PG, 2019, 'Risk hidden in plain sight: Explaining homeowner perceptions of electricity transmission infrastructure', Energy Policy, vol. 132, pp. 744 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.022

Praharaj S; Han H, 2019, 'Building a typology of the 100 smart cities in India', Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-04-2019-0056

Lieske S; Han H; van den Nouwelant R; Pettit C, 2019, 'A novel hedonic price modelling approach for estimating the impact of transportation infrastructure on property prices', Urban Studies

Yigitcanlar T; Han H; Kamruzzaman L; Loppolo G; Marques J, 2019, 'The making of smart cities: Are Songdo, Masdar, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Brisbane the best we could do?', Land Use Policy

Han H; Lee SH; Leem Y, 2019, 'Modelling Interaction Decision in Smart Cities: Why Do We Interact with Smart Media Displays?', Energies, vol. 12, pp. 2840 - 2840, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en12142840

Praharaj S; Han H, 2019, 'Cutting through the clutter of smart city definitions: A reading into the smart city perceptions in India', City, Culture and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2019.05.005

Wadley D; Han H; Elliott P, 2018, 'Regarding high voltage overhead transmission lines (HVOTLs) Perceptual differences among homeowners, valuers and real estate agents in Australia', Property Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/PM-04-2018-0024

Han H; Hawken S, 2018, 'Introduction: Innovation and identity in next-generation smart cities', City, Culture and Society, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.12.003

Han JH; Kim S; Kim JH; Lee SY, 2018, 'A review of zero energy housing regulations for low-income households', International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, vol. 9, pp. 343 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJKBD.2018.096416

Praharaj S; Han H; Hawken S, 2018, 'Towards The Right Model Of Smart City Governance In India', International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, vol. 13, pp. 171 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SDP-V13-N2-171-186

Paraharaj S; Han HH; Hawken S, 2017, 'Urban innovation through policy integration: Critical perspectives from 100 Smart Cities Mission in India', City, Culture and Society, vol. 12, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.004

Wadley D; Elliot P; Han HH, 2017, 'Installing large-scale community infrastructure: Homeowners’ preferences towards notification and recourse', Community Development, vol. 48, pp. 403 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15575330.2017.1299191

Hawken SG; Han H, 2017, 'Innovation Districts and Urban Heterogeneity: 3D mapping of industry mix in downtown Sydney.', Journal of Urban Design, vol. 22, pp. 568 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2017.1301203

Davison G; Han HH; Liu E, 2016, 'The impacts of affordable housing development on host neighbourhoods: Two Australian case studies', Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, vol. 32, pp. 733 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10901-016-9538-x

Elliott P; Wadley D; Han HH, 2016, 'Modelling Homeowners’ Reactions to the Placement of High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines', International Planning Studies, vol. 22, pp. 114 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13563475.2016.1202100

Elliott P; Wadley D; Han JH, 2016, 'Determinants of homeowners' attitudes to the installation of high-voltage overhead transmission lines', Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, vol. 59, pp. 666 - 686, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2015.1035776

Han HH; Kim J, 2016, 'Variations in Ageing in Home and the Ageing in Neighbourhood', Australian Geographer, vol. 48, pp. 255 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2016.1240021

Han JH; Kim JY; Kim J, 2016, 'Dynamics of Housing Mobility in Australian Metropolitan Areas, 2001–2010: A Longitudinal Study', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 35, pp. 122 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2016.1146583

Kim J; Han HH, 2015, 'Urban Consolidation Policy and Housing Affordability: A study of housing mobility patterns and rents in Australian metropolitan areas', Journal of the Korea Real Estate Analysts Association, vol. 21, pp. 83 - 97, http://www.kreaa.or.kr/index.php?mid=sub40

Jeong Y; Moon T; Han H, 2015, 'A Typology of Network City in a Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Region', City, Culture and Society, vol. 7, pp. 161 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.001

Kim JY; Han H, 2015, 'Straw effects of new highway construction on local population and employment growth', Habitat International, vol. 53, pp. 123 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.11.009

2015, 'List of referees forAustralian Geographer,2014–2015', Australian Geographer, vol. 46, pp. 541 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2015.1080607

Elliott P; Wadley D; Han JH, 2015, 'Determinants of homeowners' attitudes to the installation of high-voltage overhead transmission lines', Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, vol. 59, pp. 666 - 686, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2015.1035776

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