Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff

Dr Yongsung LEE


Room 10.35

391 77107

Assistant Professor





HKU Scholar Hub

Yongsung studies the ways that contemporary trends in society interact with land use/urban form in cities. His recent research focuses on the increasing presence of college-educated young adults, widespread adoption and continued evolving of shared mobility services, and changes in the socioeconomic status of residents in central cities. He examines the implications of these social trends to environmental sustainability and social equity. He earned BS and MS in Architecture at Seoul National University, Korea, an MUP at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, he conducted research on emerging mobility services and technology as a post-doctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  

Research Interests
  • Sustainable urbanization

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Emerging mobility services and technology

  • Location choice, urban form, and spatial structure

  • Attitudes, preferences, and lifestyles of young adults


6 credits

Sustainable Development

6 credits

Open-source GIS

6 credits

Urban Planning in Practice in South Korea

selected Publications


  • Lee, Y., Circella, G., Mokhtarian, P. L., & Guhathakurta, S. (2019). Heterogeneous Residential Preferences Among Millennials and Members of Generation X in California: A Latent-Class Approach. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

  • Lee, Y., Circella, G., Mokhtarian, P. L., & Guhathakurta, S. (2019). Are Millennials More Mul­timodal? A Latent-Class Cluster Analysis with Attitudes and Preferences among Millennial and Generation X Commuters in California. Transportation.

  • Lee, Y., Lee, B., & Shubho, M. T. H. (2019). Urban Revival by Millennials? Intra-Urban Net Migra­tion Patterns of Young Adults, 1980-2010. Journal of Regional Science.

  • Delbosc, A., McDonald, N., Stokes, G., Lucas, K., Circella, G., & Lee, Y. (2019). Millennials in Cities: Exploring Travel Behaviour Trends in Six City Regions. Cities. 


  • Raymond, E., Dill, J., & Lee, Y. (2018). Millennials First Time Homebuyers Before and After the Housing Crisis: The Impact of Age and Credit on Location Choice. Journal of Planning Education and Research.

  • Zhang, W., Wang, F., Barchers, C., & Lee, Y. (2018). The Impact of Transit-Oriented Development on Housing Value Resilience: Evidence from the City of Atlanta. Journal of Planning Education and Research.

  • Lee, Y., & Guhathakurta, S. (2018). An Analysis of the Effects of Suburban Densification on Vehi­cle Use for Shopping: Do Existing Residents Respond to Land-Use Changes in the Same Way as Recent Movers?. Journal of Transport Geography 68(April), 193–204.


Last Update: AUG 2020