Woo Kim


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University of Pennsylvania, Master in City Planning, Certificate in Urban Design; University of California at Berkeley, B. Arch


American Planning Association; American Institute of Certified Planners; and National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

Woo Kim is a principal in WRT’s planning and urban design practice. His work is focused primarily on neighborhood revitalization and the development of equitable communities. To date, he has planned for the development of thousands of affordable housing units nationwide, and has transformed communities large and small. He is adept at reaching minority/immigrant population groups, and building community capacity and trust. He is also a subject matter expert on affordable/fair housing, managing gentrification, and leveraging housing investments to improve social determinants of health. He speaks regularly at national conferences and his work is published in Planning Magazine and APA’s Zoning Practice. Woo teaches periodically at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. His most recent studio challenged graduate students to understand and propose policy solutions to tackle gentrification’s negative side effects in rapidly growing American cities.

Passion + Purpose: Woo Kim