DR Hyungmin Kim

DR Hyungmin Kim


  • Globalisation and Global Cities
  • Liveability and Healthy Cities
  • Spatial dynamics of cities
  • Urban and Environmental Economics



  • Dr. Hyung Min Kim is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. Before he joined the University of Melbourne (2016), he worked for RMIT University (Melbourne), Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Suzhou, China) and Korea Appraisal Board (Seoul, Korea). His teaching and research activities focus on economic and spatial dynamics of cities including globalisation and global cities, urban and environmental economics, liveability, healthy cities and the Asia-Pacific region. His research projects investigate urban implications of global activities such as Foreign Direct Investment, international students and international real estate investment. 
    He completed his PhD in the University of Melbourne supported by an Australian competitive scholarship ‘Endeavour Postgraduate Award’. His research findings appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed international journals including Cities, Habitat international, and Progress in Planning.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Julie T. Miao, Hyungmin Kim, Nicholas A. Phelps and Jae Jeung Rho. Academy of Korean Studies, “The intrapreneurial of the South Korean state: a case study of the KAIST IT Technology Program” (2019), USD 9,950. Co-investigator.

    Hyungmin Kim. Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, “Dynamics and urban impacts of FDI flows in Asia: a case study of Korean outward FDI in Vietnam” (2018, 11 months), AUD5,000. Early Career Researcher Project Grant. Lead Investigator

    Hyungmin Kim, Soheil Sabri, Sun Sheng Han and Kevin O’Connor, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, “A fate of second-tier cities in regional development” (2018, 11 months), AUD10,000. Research Development Grant. Lead Investigator

    Hyungmin Kim, Jago Dodson, Ian McShane, and Marco Amati, Australia-Korea Foundation, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, “Australia-Korea collaborative forums for Smart Green cities” (2016-2017), AUD 26,200, Principal Investigator (project manager). (Partner Institution – Korea National Assembly Research Service, Dr. Kyong Seok Jang)

    Hyungmin Kim and Tiebei Li. Academy of Korean Studies, “Corporate offshore strategy-led Korean communities in Asian developing countries: Case studies of Suzhuo, China and Hanoi, Vietnam” (2016-2017, 12 months), USD 10,000. Principal Investigator.

    Hyungmin Kim. Australia-China (CASS) Joint Action Program, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, “Internationalising universities and urban transformation: A case study of the Dushu Lake Higher Education Town in Suzhou, China (2016, 9 months)”, AUD 7,000. Principal Investigator. (Partner Institution – Chinese Academy of Social Science, Dr. Yeqiang Qiang)

    Hyungmin Kim and Zheng Liu. 2014 Jiangsu University Natural Science Research Programme “New urban space in the era   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2013
  • MSc, Seoul National University 2008
  • BSc, Hanyang University 2002

Awards and honors

  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Australian Government), Endeavour Postgraduate Award, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Urban and Environmental Economics; Asia-Pacific cities; Quantitative analysis; and spatial dynamics of cities