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TRANSP Seminar: Hyun Kim, PhD, Associate Professor Evolution of Transit Systems: Measures, Equity, and Policy Implications

Densely populated metropolitan areas require a well-functioning transit system to serve their travel demands. At the same time, they can function as tools to alleviate the social and spatial exclusion of deprived groups or communities. Because of this, transit networks evolve with the growth of the metropolis, and this entails changes in the network's accessibility and transit equity. This study aims to explore the changes in accessibility following major transit network expansions in the Gwangju
metropolitan area through a set of proposed indicators and statistical analysis to determine which social groups and areas were to benefit from the transit network expansion. Key policy implications are drawn
from the results.

Hyun Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned his Ph.D. in Geography from The Ohio State University, Columbus. Prior to joining UTK, Dr. Kim worked for the University of South Florida as Director of GIS program. His
current research interest centers on the reliable transportation network design and analysis, accessibility and equity of public transit systems, spatial optimization for transportation systems, and GIS applications for public health. Dr. Kim has published in refereed journals and proceedings,
including Transport Policy, Transportation, Research in Transportation Economics, Transportation Research Part C, Transportation Research Record, Networks and Spatial Economics, Geographical
Analysis, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, Transactions in GIS, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Transport Geography, and PNAS.

Pizza will be provided!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:40pm to 5:00pm

John D. Tickle Engineering Building, 327
851 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


CEE Seminar, CEE Fall 2018


Civil and Environmental Engineering

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