I want to do adaptive ecological design on urban brownfields that can help resolve climate change, conflicts between man and nature.

I grew up in Paju : I grew up in a very special, unique environment

> boarder, South and North,

> friends with nature

DMZ Research Inst. : I know DMZ better than anyone else

> war zone; hazadous, contaminations > recovered as a heaven

> Sad historical site,

> during 9 years of research

> seen S, M, L, XL scales of ecology (micro organisms, aquatic insects, endangered animals, winter migrating birds, whole Western DMZ ecological flora and fauna)

> Especially on two different waters and different life forms that formed in them > Dumbungs(fresh water ecology) / Brackish water(salt & fresh water ecology)

UN Climate Change Forum : I got to know the problems of the world

> Climate ambassador > leader of team South Korea

> Climate Change > problem for next generations > Rising salt water level, storms, floods, droughts > everyday problems for some friends > matter of life and death

> Some one has to develop a ecologically sound place for people to live safe and happily

Korea University, Environmental science & Ecological Engineering : I learned more about ecology and also landscape architecture

> Ecology, water and ecology, environmental ecology, landscape ecology, landscape architecture,

> landscape architecture > Korea Landscape Architecture Competition; DMZ, Camp Greaves, brown field, phytoremediation, Dark tourism

My goal : I want to build Urban Resilient System through adaptive ecological design.

> After industrial revolution two problems emerged 1) indiscriminate destruction of environment > causing climate change 2) excessive development > now causing abandoned industrial sites.

> mega events(risky events); urban flood > urban sprawl > problem

> with my ecological experience, knowledge & skills

> I want to design the city to be resilient and adaptive

> mostly on urban brownfields.

Harvard GSD

> In Core Studio courses, Chris Reed; learn development of urban forms as driven by ecology and environmental dynamics, how to describe urban form and underlying ecologies that might be invoked to shape the urban fabric. Representational strategies begin with mapping and diagramming larger ecological processes and dynamics on an urban brownfield site, and then focus on the description of built form, urban infrastructure, and the relationships between the city and its reconstituted riverine setting

> In Brownfields Practicum course, Niall Kirkwood; concerns the reclamation of land altered by prior industrial, manufacturing, commercial and other active uses and in particular those that are derelict, environmentally hazardous and located within neighborhoods and/or close to residential communities. subject matter addresses recent advances in the legal, regulatory, environmental, and economic and community landscape as well as the remediation of despoiled land in a manner that reclaims and redevelops these sites for future uses

And with my knowledge and experience as an expert in landscape architecture, I want to become a leader in the field and design Korea’s DMZ as a world heritage and through landscape architecture, I want to resolve our conflicts and help people unite.

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