SaMin Han is a Perry World House Graduate Associate and a doctoral candidate in the department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a B.A. from Seoul National University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. She worked as a licensed landscape architect, ecological restoration engineer, and urban planner in Hong Kong and South Korea for eight years. Her doctoral research includes developing a mapping process related to hazard vulnerability indexes and regional assessment for Korean coastal cities. Han’s goal is to support policymakers, planners, and urban designers hoping to better understand how coastal cities should respond to natural hazards caused by climate change and to help them to establish appropriate policies for mitigation and adaptation.
Expertise: Asia-Pacific, Climate Change, Sustainability, Urbanization