Sanglim Yoo

Sanglim Yoo

Associate Professor of Urban Planning

Phone:765-285-1964

Room:AB 332


Bio

Sanglim Yoo is an associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning at Ball State University. She has expertise in quantitative analysis and the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to investigate urban environmental issues. Her research covers a wide spectrum of urban issues including economic valuation of urban environmental amenities, urban heat islands, social media analysis on urban environmental issues, and the application of big data and machine learning to urban issues.

She is known for her ability to make statistics and data analysis comprehensible for even the most nervous student. Before joining Ball State in 2014, she taught GIS at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., worked as a postdoctoral researcher at SUNY ESF in Syracuse, and as a GIS analyst at Seoul Institute in Korea. She enjoys teaching future urban planners to be active GIS users and creative data analysts and introducing students to South Korea via the occasional summertime immersive learning trip.

Education

  • (2012) PhD, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • (2002) Master in City Planning, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • (2000) BS, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Major Research and Teaching Emphasis

  • Economic valuation of urban environmental amenities
  • Urban heat islands
  • Sustainability
  • Quantitative analysis
  • GIS
  • Data visualization

Recent Research and Publications (select)

  • Burayidi, M.A., Yoo. S. 2021. “Shopping Malls: Predicting Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why?”. Journal of Real Estate Literature 29(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09277544.2021.1952050.
  • Rim, H.J., Lee, Y.A, Yoo, S. 2019. “Polarized Public Opinion Responding to Corporate Social Advocacy: Social Network Analysis of Boycotters and Advocators”. Public Relations Review 46(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2019.101869.
  • Yoo, S. 2019. Vulnerability to Resilience: Assessing Urban Vulnerability to Extreme Heat-Related Weather Events. M.A. Burayidi, J. Twigg, A. Allen, & C. Wamsler (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Yoo, S. 2018. Urban heat islands and urban heterogeneity: A parcel-based investigation of highly determinant physical land surface characteristics and socioeconomic characteristics contributing to the formation of urban heat islands of Indianapolis, IN, using machine learning approach. Journal of Big Data 5(2). doi: /10.1186/s40537-018-0113-z
  • Yoo, S. 2017. Estimating the marginal implicit price of the spatially diverse environmental amenities from urban open space in Onondaga County, New York: A geographically weighted regression approach. Social Science Research Network. doi: /10.2139/ssrn.3036468. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3036468
  • Yoo, S., Wagner, J.E., 2016, A Review of the hedonic literature in environmental amenities from open space: A traditional econometric vs. spatial econometric model, International Journal of Urban Sciences, 20 (1), 141 - 166. doi: /10.1080/12265934.2015.1137780

Recent conference presentations (select)

  • American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting, “Examining the association between physical characteristics of urban green space and summertime land surface temperature: A case study of Indianapolis, Indiana.” Denver, CO, Apr. 2020.
  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annual conference, “Exploring the spatiotemporal relationship between Chicago’s Large Lot program and neighborhood rates of crime: Geographically Weighted Regression approach,” Greenville, SC, Oct. 2019.
  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annual conference, “Examining the association between physical characteristics of urban green space and summertime land surface temperature: A case study of Indianapolis, Indiana,” Greenville, SC, Oct. 2019.
  • American Planning Association (APA) national planning conference, “The Brownfields to Brightfields: Analyzing solar potentials for the brownfields in East Central Indiana,” San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2019.
  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annual conference, “Fighting crime by selling lots?: Exploring the spatiotemporal impact of the Chicago Large Lots Program on neighborhood rates of crime,” Buffalo, NY, Oct. 2018.
  • American Planning Association (APA) national planning conference, “The Brownfields to Brightfields: Analyzing solar potentials for the brownfields in Delaware County, Indiana,” New Orleans, LA, Apr. 2018.
  • The Indianapolis Sustainability Summit, “The Brownfields to Brightfields: Analyzing solar potentials for the brownfields in Delaware County, Indiana,” Indianapolis, Feb. 2018.
  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annual conference, “Urban Heat Islands and Urban Heterogeneity: A parcel-based investigation of highly determinant physical land surface characteristics and socioeconomic characteristics contributing to the formation of urban heat islands of Indianapolis, Indiana, using machine learning approach,” Denver, CO, Oct. 2017.

Selected grants and awards

  • Provost Immersive Learning Grant for the project titled “Brightfields for a Brighter Future: Solar Potential Analysis for the City of Muncie”, for spring 2021, funded $6,166.
  • Provost Immersive Learning Grant for the project titled “Sustainable Muncie Project: Assessing Sustainability for the City of Muncie,” for spring 2020, funded $12,086.
  • Provost Immersive Learning Grant for the project titled “Brownfields to Brightfields Project Phase II: Analysis of Solar Potentials for Brownfields in East Central Indiana, Indiana,” September 2018 – May 2019, funded $17,372.
  • Provost Immersive Learning Grant for the project titled “Brownfields to Brightfields Project Phase I: Analysis of Solar Potentials for Brownfields in Delaware County, Indiana,” September 2017 – May 2018, funded $17,372.
  • ASPiRE Junior faculty research grant for the research titled “Urban Heat Islands and Urban Heterogeneity: Physical and socioeconomic vulnerability in the eyes of urban planners,” funded amount $14,855.
  • The first-place recipient of the 2014 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

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