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Sang Yong Cho is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the School of Planning and the founder and director of EPIC Colab. He is a researcher and designer who integrates various domains through the use of technology, with a specific emphasis on environmental planning and design.
His research primarily revolves around understanding the connection between urban environments and health outcomes, with a specific focus on air quality monitoring. By harnessing innovative technologies, he investigates the associations between built environmental features, including green spaces, urban form, and socio-economic status and air quality outcomes.
In addition, community engagement along with the integration of human-centric smart city technologies constitutes another aspect of his work in Cincinnati.
Moreover, his collaborative initiatives in collaboration with municipalities and industries, resulting in the development of tools intended to evaluate urban resilience by examining the interconnections between water, energy, and CO2. By employing material flow accounting methodologies, he offers insights into potential opportunities and existing gaps, aiming to support the achievement of near-term sustainability development goals.
DDes: Doctor of Design: Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2023 (Landscape and Urban Planning)
MLA: Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2013 (Master of Landscape Architecture)
2019 -2022 Adjunct faculty, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA
2019 -2020 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
2018 -2019 Landscape Planner, GeoAdaptive, LLC, Boston, MA
2017 - Research Fellow, Ulsan Research Institute, Ulsan, South Korea
2016 -2017 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA
2023 -2024 Research Associate, Harvard University Graduate School of Design,
Investigators:Cho, S., Waxman, Alan. 2015 -2016 Made in Brownsville Brownsville Health Impact Assessment: Evaluating social Entrepreneurship programs by recognizing and promoting local context. Role:Co-Pi $10,000 Completed Type:Contract
03-01-2021 -06-01-2022 National Research Foundation of Korea Social Determinants of Health for Breast Cancer Survivor through Spatial Modeling using Geographical Information System Role Role:Co-Investigator $62,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National
12-01-2021 -To Present Center for Environmental Genetics Community Engaged Low-Cost Air Monitoring in Lower Price Hill Role:Co-Investigator Active Type:Grant Level:Local
04-01-2023 -03-01-2024 Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training Mapping the Unseen Hazards and Assets: A Community Engaged Monitoring of the Lower Mill Creek Urban Watershed Role:PI 5,000 Active Type:Grant Level:Local
05-01-2023 Start-up fund AirTram: Intra-urban Air Monitoring to Characterize Urban Street Canyon Impact on Urban Air Quality Role:PI Active Level:Local
05-01-2023 Start-up fund Cincinnati Air Quality Research Exploratory Study (CARES) Role:PI Level:Local
Peer Reviewed Publications
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S., Pollalis, S. (2016. ) A method for data-driven insights on the nexus of green infrastructure, water system, and the urban environment .Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, ,
Martin, L., Cho, S., Gertz, S., Chidambaram, S., Butsch Kovacic, M. Engaging Community to Capture Local Data on the Impact of Heat Islands and Health .
Cho, S., Kim, H., Shin, S., Lee, S., Kim, H., Srinivasan, S., Subramanian, S.V., Park, Y. Srinivasan, S., Seok, H., Kim, D., Subramanian, S.V. Traffic Exposure and Breast Cancer Mortality by Area of Residence: Incorporating Clinical and Socioeconomic Data .
Cho, S., Srinivasan, S., Seok, H., Kim, D., Subramanian, SV., Kim, HJ. On the Association Built Environmental Features and the Effects of Adult Asthma Admissions .
Cho, S., Kirkwood, N., Rowe, P.G., Park, H.S. Near-term energy transition of the largest industrial city in South Korea .
Cho, S. & Pirokka, M. (2014 ) Motherland 2.0: How Many People Can We Feed? Territorialism .(pp. 100).Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Graduate School of Design (Co-Author)
Vargas, J., Cavalcanti, L., Cho, S., Wenhao, W., Yoon, S., Lopez, R. (2018. ) Territorial de Alto Parana: Zone de Frontera .Inter-American Development Bank and GeoAdaptive, LLC,
Kirkwood, N., Benedetto, F., Cho, S. (2017. ) Ulsan Remade: Design Manual .Ulsan Research Institute Report,
Sustainable Communities Division, American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (2017. ) Green Streets Health Impact Assessment .
Cho, S., Waxman, A. (2015. ) Brownsville Health Impact Assessment: Evaluating social Entrepreneurship programs by recognizing and promoting local context .
Lowitt, P., Cho, S., and Angus, N. (2014. ) Devens Health Impact Assessment: Comparing Conventional and Compact Development Regulations .
Cho, S. (2017. ) Next Gen Landscape Talks .Central Park ABX Greenbuild installation, Boston, MA. Conference. .
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S. (2016. ) Urban Water System and Green Infrastructure: A Data-Driven Approach .Mystic River Watershed Association, MA.
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S. (2016. ) Urban Water System and Green Infrastructure: A Data- Driven Approach .The Trust for Public Land, Boston, MA.
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S. (2016. ) Urban Water System and Green Infrastructure: A Data- Driven Approach .City of Boston, Boston, MA.
Cho, S. (2015. ) New England Sustainability Network .Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA.
Cho, S. (2014. ) Health Impact Assessment for Planners and Designers .Detroit Studio, Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI.
Cho, S., Srinivasan, S., Seok, H., Kim, D., Subramanian, S.V. (2019. ) Traffic exposure and adult asthma admissions by area of residence: Incorporating clinical and socioeconomic data .American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA. . Conference. .
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S., Pollalis, S. (2017. ) Urban Water System and Green Infrastructure: A Data- Driven Approach .Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. . Conference. . Level:University
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S., Pollalis, S. (2016. ) Urban Water System and Green Infrastructure: A Data- Driven Approach .Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. . Conference. . Level:University
Cho, S. (2013. ) Vacant Lot Reuse: A Philadelphia Case Study .International Society of Industrial Ecology, Ulsan, South Korea. . Conference. . Level:International
Kim, H., Cho, S., Park, W., Shin, S (2022. ) Data Integration and Spatial Visualization of Social Determinants of Health in Seoul .Wonju, South Korea. . Conference. . Level:National
Cho, S. (2021. ) Introduction to Industrial Ecology and Eco-Industrial Park .Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. Level:University
Cho, S. (2020. ) Urban Water System and Green Infrastructure: A Data-Driven Approach .Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Level:University
Orfanos, Y., Cho, S., Pollalis, S. (2016. ) A method for data-driven insights on the nexus of green infrastructure, water system, and the urban environment. The Bartlett School of Architecture, UK. Conference. Level:International
2018 Divisions Council Award Core team member American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter Status:Recipient Level:State Type:Recognition
2016 Second Prize Orfanos, Y., Cho, S. Water Night, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition