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Jun-Hyun Kim     Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Jun-Hyun Kim published an article in January 2018.
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Dong Kun Lee

68 shared publications

Seoul National University, Gwanak-gu, Korea (the Republic of)

Norma Olvera

39 shared publications

University of Houston

Dennis W. Smith

38 shared publications

Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Texas, USA

Chanam Lee

14 shared publications

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Stephanie Kellam

11 shared publications

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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Sidewalk Landscape Structure and Thermal Conditions for Child and Adult Pedestrians Young-Jae Kim, Chanam Lee, Jun-Hyun Kim Published: 18 January 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15010148
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Walking is being promoted for health and transportation purposes across all climatic regions in the US and beyond. Despite this, an uncomfortable microclimate condition along sidewalks is one of the major deterrents of walking, and more empirical research is needed to determine the risks of heat exposure to pedestrians while walking. This study examined the effect of street trees and grass along sidewalks on air temperatures. A series of thermal images were taken at the average heights of adults and children in the US to objectively measure the air temperatures of 10 sidewalk segments in College Station, TX, USA. After controlling the other key physical environmental conditions, sidewalks with more trees or wider grass buffer areas had lower air temperatures than those with less vegetation. Children were exposed to higher temperatures due to the greater exposure or proximity to the pavement surface, which tends to have higher radiant heat. Multivariate regression analysis suggested that the configuration of trees and grass buffers along the sidewalks helped to promote pleasant thermal conditions and reduced the differences in ambient air temperatures measured at child and adult heights. This study suggests that street trees and vegetated ground help reduce the air temperatures, leading to more thermally comfortable environments for both child and adult pedestrians in warm climates. The thermal implications of street landscape require further attention by researchers and policy makers that are interested in promoting outdoor walking.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Exploring the impact of green space health on runoff reduction using NDVI Hyun Woo Kim, Jun-Hyun Kim, Wei Li, Ping Yang, Yang Cao Published: 01 December 2017
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.10.010
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Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Low-impact development for impervious surface connectivity mitigation: assessment of directly connected impervious areas... Wonmin Sohn, Jun-Hyun Kim, Ming-Han Li Published: 23 March 2017
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, doi: 10.1080/09640568.2016.1264929
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Elasticity and urban vacancy: A longitudinal comparison of U.S. cities Galen Newman, Donghwan Gu, Jun-Hyun Kim, Ann O'’.M. Bowman, ... Published: 01 October 2016
Cities, doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.018
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Article 5 Reads 7 Citations Neighborhood Landscape Spatial Patterns and Land Surface Temperature: An Empirical Study on Single-Family Residential Ar... Jun-Hyun Kim, Donghwan Gu, Wonmin Sohn, Sung-Ho Kil, Hwanyon... Published: 02 September 2016
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph13090880
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Rapid urbanization has accelerated land use and land cover changes, and generated the urban heat island effect (UHI). Previous studies have reported positive effects of neighborhood landscapes on mitigating urban surface temperatures. However, the influence of neighborhood landscape spatial patterns on enhancing cooling effects has not yet been fully investigated. The main objective of this study was to assess the relationships between neighborhood landscape spatial patterns and land surface temperatures (LST) by using multi-regression models considering spatial autocorrelation issues. To measure the influence of neighborhood landscape spatial patterns on LST, this study analyzed neighborhood environments of 15,862 single-family houses in Austin, Texas, USA. Using aerial photos, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing, FRAGSTATS was employed to calculate values of several landscape indices used to measure neighborhood landscape spatial patterns. After controlling for the spatial autocorrelation effect, results showed that larger and better-connected landscape spatial patterns were positively correlated with lower LST values in neighborhoods, while more fragmented and isolated neighborhood landscape patterns were negatively related to the reduction of LST.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation The influence of urban landscape spatial patterns on single-family housing prices Jun-Hyun Kim, Wei Li, Galen Newman, Sung-Ho Kil, Sun Young P... Published: 15 August 2016
Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, doi: 10.1177/0265813516663932
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