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Jun-Hyun Kim     Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Jun-Hyun Kim published an article in October 2016.
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Dennis W. Smith

41 shared publications

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

Norma Olvera

22 shared publications

University of Houston

Wei Li

8 shared publications

Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Galen D. Newman

6 shared publications

Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Chanam Lee

5 shared publications

Texas A&M

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(2012 - 2016)
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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 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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Article 3 Reads 9 Citations Urban Natural Environments, Obesity, and Health-Related Quality of Life among Hispanic Children Living in Inner-City Nei... Jun-Hyun Kim, Chanam Lee, Wonmin Sohn Published: 12 January 2016
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph13010121
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Although a substantial body of literature has provided evidence supporting the positive effects of natural environments on well-being, little has been known about the specific spatial patterns of urban nature in promoting health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children. This study assessed the association that the urban natural environment measured by landscape spatial patterns may have with obesity and HRQOL among Hispanic children. Ninety-two 4th and 5th grade students were recruited from Houston, Texas, and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) was used to capture the children’s HRQOL. The quality of urban natural environments was assessed by quantifying the landscape spatial patterns, using landscape indices generated by Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing. From the bivariate analyses, children’s body mass index showed a significantly negative association with their HRQOL. After controlling for socio-demographic factors, the results revealed that larger and more tree areas were positively correlated with children’s HRQOL. In addition, those children living in areas with tree patches further apart from each other showed higher HRQOL. This research adds to the current multi-disciplinary area of research on environment-health relationships by investigating the roles of urban greeneries and linking their spatial structures with children’s HRQOL.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 5 Reads 0 Citations Low Impact Development Applications in Urban Watersheds: Efficacy Evaluation by Imperviousness Connctivity Estimations Wonmin Sohn, Jun-Hyun Kim, Ming-Han Li Published: 08 June 2015
8th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), doi: 10.3390/ifou-D003
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Although recent studies have emphasized the benefits of Low Impact Development (LID), the influence of LID on impervious surface connectivity to downstream drainage has not yet been fully investigated by using quantitative measurements. Some previous studies have attempted to measure correlates between discharged stormwater volume and the directly connected impervious areas (DCIA), a fraction of the impervious area that is hydraulically connected to downstream drainage by a piped route. They found that DCIA could be a more accurate predictor of urban development impacts on stream ecosystems than is the total impervious area. This study measured the DCIA of urban watersheds in the Energy Corridor District, Houston, Texas, where rapid urbanization and increasing impervious surfaces have caused urban stream degradation during the past decades. This study primarily prioritized land use into four types based on the contribution of hypothetically implemented LID facilities to DCIA reduction for each land use. Stormwater infrastructure and impervious cover data were analyzed using Geographic Information Systems. Sutherland's equations taken from Sutherland, R.C. (1995) were utilized to compute DCIA at the parcel level. The results were 1) a greater value of current DCIA in commercial areas than in residential areas (single family houses 40%, multi-family houses 64%, big box retails 77%, scattered small-scale retails 71%); 2) a significant reduction of DCIA for all land uses after hypothetically implementing LID applications (reduction rates ranged from 6.4% to 52.2%); and 3) the greatest change of DCIA in big box retail areas with pervious pavement and vegetated swale installation. The results will contribute to determining which land use type is of higher priority in implementing source-control stormwater infrastructure and providing local governments with a better index to calculate drainage fees, which are currently imposed on property owners based on total impervious area.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Hispanic maternal and children's perceptions of neighborhood safety related to walking and cycling Norma Olvera, Dennis W. Smith, Chanam Lee, Jian Liu, Jay Lee... Published: 01 January 2012
Health & Place, doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.08.022
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This study examined neighborhood safety as perceived by children (mean age=10 years) and their mothers, and its association with children's physical activity. For all eight safety items examined, children perceived their environment as less dangerous than mothers (p0.10). The maternal perception model explained the highest percentage of variance (R2=0.26), compared to the children's perception model (R2=0.22). Findings suggest that future studies should explore relations between self-reported and objectively measured safety barriers to Hispanic youth walking and cycling.