Karl Kim

Karl Kim, Faculty, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UH Mānoa

Professor
Saunders 107B
karlk@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-6865

Areas of Interest

Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Transportation, Traffic Safety, Resilience, Environmental Management, Advanced Methods, GIS, Spatial Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis, Evacuation Modeling

Education

  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • A.B. With Honors, Brown University. Major: Demography. Awarded Samuel C. Lamport Prize in Economics and Sociology. 

Awards

  • BBC Media Action Award, Just-in-time video training.  “Tsunami Preparedness”  presented at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan. March 16, 2015.
  • PriMO Leadership Award, 2013

Bio

Received undergraduate education from Brown University and Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is Editor-in-chief of Transportation Research: Interdiscplinary Perspectives; Associate Editor of Transportation Research, Part D, Transport and Enviroment; and formerly Editor-in-chief of Accident Analysis and Prevention and formerly Editor of Korean Studies. He has received more than $67 million in research and training grants from federal, state, and international agencies and organizations.  Served as Chairman, National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (ndpc.us). Previously served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, overseeing strategic planning, accreditation, tenure and promotion, and international programs. Holds faculty appointments in the Center for Korean Studies, and the School of Architecture. Serves on several committee of the Transportation Research Board.  Served as Chair of the Pacific Risk Management Ohana. Elected to the Board of North American Alliance of Hazards and Disaster Research Institutes (NAAHDRI).   

Courses Instructed

  • PLAN 310 Introduction to Planning
  • PLAN 600 Planning Theory
  • PLAN 601 Planning Methods
  • PLAN 602 Advanced Planning Theory
  • PLAN 655 Advanced Methods
  • PLAN 675 Planning Urban Infrastructure
  • PLAN 670 Overview of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance 

Selected Books and Publications

Kim, K. and Bui, L. (2019) Lessons from Hurricane Maria:  Island Ports and Supply Chain Resilience.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.   39.  101244.

Kim, K. and Bui, L. (2019) An Assessment of Disaster Risk and Resilience in Rapidly Urbanizing ASEAN Cities.  In R. Padawangi, ed. Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia. (pp. 325-344): Routledge.

Francis, O., Kim, K., & Pant P. (2019). Stakeholder assessment of coastal risks and mitigation strategies. Ocean & Coastal Management, 179.

Kim, K., Ghimire, J., Pant, P., & Yamashita, E. (2019). Self-reported handheld device use while driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 125, 106-115.

Togia, H., Francis, O., Kim, K., Zhang, G. (2019). Segment-Based Approach for Assessing Hazard Risk of Coastal Highways in Hawai’i. Transportation Research Record, 2673, 83-91.

Kim, K., Pant, P., Yamashita, E., & Ghimire, J. (2019). Analysis of Transportation Disruptions from Recent Flooding and Volcanic Disasters in Hawai’i. Transportation Research Record, 2673, 194-208.

Kawamoto, K., & Kim, K. (2019). Efficiencies of bonding, bridging and linking social capital: Cleaning up after disasters in Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 33, 64-73.

Kim, K., Francis, O., & Yamashita, E. (2018). Learning to Build Resilience into Transportation Systems. Transportation Research Record, 2672(1).

Kim, K., & Freitas, K. (2018). The Resilience of Islands: Borders and Boundaries of Risk Reduction. In M. A. Miller, M. Douglass, & M. Garschagen (Eds.), Crossing Borders: Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 155-174).

Kim, K., Pant, P. and Yamashita, E. (2018) Integrating Travel Demand Modeling and Flood Hazard Risk Analysis for Evacuation and Sheltering.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.  31. 1177-1186.

Kim, K., Pant, P. and Yamashita, E. (2018) . Managing Uncertainty:  Lessons from Volcanic Lava Disruption of Transportation Infrastructure in Puna, Hawaii.  Journal of Emergency Management 16 (1) 29-49.

Yaprak, O., Marchant, M., Francis, O., and Kim, K. (2018) Coastal Exposure of the Hawaiian Islands Using GIS-based Index Modeling.   Ocean and Coastal Management. 163.  113-129.

Yaprak, O., Francis, O., and Kim, K. (2018).  Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in High Wave Environments:  A Case Study on Oahu, Ocean and Coastal Management. 157.  147-159.

Kim, K., Burnett, K., and Ghimire, J. (2017) . Integrating Fast Feedback and GIS to Plan for Important Agricultural Land Designations in Kauai County, Hawaii.  Journal of Land Use Science.  12 (5), 375-390.

Turner, N., et. al., (2017) .  Drone Peers into Open Volcanic Vents.  Earth Observation Systems.  98 (12), 16-21.

Yuzal, H., Kim, K., Pant, P., and Yamashita, E. (2017) . Tsunami Evacuation Buildings and Evacuation Planning in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.  Journal of Emergency Management, 15 (1) 49-61.

Refereed Publications

Kim, K. and Bui, L. (2019) An Assessment of Disaster Risk and Resilience in Rapidly Urbanizing ASEAN Cities.  In R. Padawangi, ed. Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia. (pp. 325-344): Routledge.

Francis, O., Kim, K., & Pant P. (2019). Stakeholder assessment of coastal risks and mitigation strategies. Ocean & Coastal Management, 179.

Kim, K., Ghimire, J., Pant, P., & Yamashita, E. (2019). Self-reported handheld device use while driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 125, 106-115.

Togia, H., Francis, O., Kim, K., Zhang, G. (2019). Segment-Based Approach for Assessing Hazard Risk of Coastal Highways in Hawai’i. Transportation Research Record, 2673, 83-91.

Kim, K., Pant, P., Yamashita, E., & Ghimire, J. (2019). Analysis of Transportation Disruptions from Recent Flooding and Volcanic Disasters in Hawai’i. Transportation Research Record, 2673, 194-208.

Kawamoto, K., & Kim, K. (2019). Efficiencies of bonding, bridging and linking social capital: Cleaning up after disasters in Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 33, 64-73.

Kim, K., Francis, O., & Yamashita, E. (2018). Learning to Build Resilience into Transportation Systems. Transportation Research Record, 2672(1).

Kim, K., & Freitas, K. (2018). The Resilience of Islands: Borders and Boundaries of Risk Reduction. In M. A. Miller, M. Douglass, & M. Garschagen (Eds.), Crossing Borders: Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 155-174): 

Current Research Projects

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, funded by Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop and deliver training courses on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery (ndptc.hawaii.edu);HI-DRAW Project, funded by State of Hawaii to evaluate disaster recovery efforts following flooding and other natural disasters; Building Resilience Through Training, funded by USAID to develop and deliver training courses for the Government of Indonesia; various transportation reesearch projects focused on safety, security, and resilience.