Dr. Edward Yang - Master Planner, Integrated New Airport Project - Daegu Metropolitan City
Korea, Republic of

Dr. Edward Yang

Master Planner, Integrated New Airport Project
Daegu Metropolitan City

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Edward Yang has been trained and practiced as an architect, urban designer and urban planner. He received a Bachelor of Architecture in Korea, Master degree in Architectural Design and PhD in Urban Planning at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London (UCL). He also taught at the Bartlett as teaching fellow and adjunct professor at KAIST and Seoul National University for many years.

At present, he started his new career in March 2021 for Daegu Metropolitan City as a masterplanner and in charge of masterplanning about 7.19 square kilometers of a relocated K-2 airport site in Daegu. He also worked for K-water in 2013 and responsible for masterplanning Busan Eco Delta City in South Korea. It covers 11 million square meters and population of 75,100 people. He is also involved in making K-water’s future waterfront city strategy and implementation plan. He gives professional consultation for central and local government in the area of urban development and regeneration on waterfront. He is masterplanning of 6.6 square kilometers waterfront development project (Saemanguem) as masterplanner for central government since 2017. He was appointed as K-water’s internal Master Planner (MP) for National Smart City Model District in Busan Eco Delta City in 2018.

As an urban futurist, He is very keen to doing research with practice on Smart City development, urban regeneration, urban futures, waterfront city, and making smart city. His research outcomes were published as several books, Waterfront Urban Design Handbook: River (2012), Understanding British Urban Regeneration (2013), Cultural Waterfront Regeneration: Baltimore Syndrome (2020). Key Performance Indicators for Busan Eco Delta Smart City (2020) etc.

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