Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Dankook University, Korea
Myungrae Cho is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Social Sciences, Dankook University, Korea. He obtained his DPhil in Urban and Regional Studies from University of Sussex, England where he studied spatial political economy. He was Kookmin Bank Professor of Korean Studies, KIMP, Kazakhstan and a visiting professor at a number of universities including University of Lancaster, University of Carleton and University of Sussex. He has engaged in various advisory works for the public sector of Korea, such as Chairs of the Committee of Sustainable Development and the Committee of Cheoggyecheon Restoration in the City of Seoul, Chair of the Special Committee of Administration Innovation in the Province of Chungnam, Members of the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development and the Presidential Committee on Balanced Regional Development. He was also Chairs of the Korea NGO Studies Association and the Korea Space and Environment Studies Association. Currently he leads a number of civil society organizations in Korea, such as Representatives of the Citizens’ Coalition for Environmental Justice and the National Trust of Korea. He has produced about 70 books, among which 9 are authored by him. 3 of his own books won the Award for Distinguished Academic Book from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Korean Academy House. Recent books include Reading Society by Space, Green Constructionism and Environmental Crisis, Beyond Creative Cities, Globalization: Looking Back and Forwards.