Please join us for the Spring Greenspun College of Urban Affairs' Scholar Series featuring Dr. Jae Hong Kim, associate professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim will present his talk entitled, "Business Churning and its Variation in Contemporary Urban Space".
Much of the work concerning economic changes has focused on net job (or business) increases or decreases, but these net figures often mask the full dynamics of urban economic transformation. This talk will explore the economic dynamism of contemporary urban space and complex patterns of business churning processes with a focus on Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. Using detailed establishment-level business information, it will be demonstrated that substantial variation exists across neighborhoods. Consideration will also be given to the nonstationary nature of business/economic dynamics and their neighborhood implications.
Dr. Kim's research focuses on urban economic development, land use change, and the nexus between these two critical processes. His academic interests also lie in: (i) institutional environments: how institutional environments shape urban and regional development processes, particularly economic development, land use, and their interactions; and, (ii) analytical frameworks: how to better model and simulate the dynamics of economic and physical land development processes and thus support a broad range of planning activities and policy making/implementation.