Jae Min Lee is a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at PennDesign. Trained as an urban designer in international and domestic context, Jae Min challenges the ‘placelessness’ of modern urban design practice around the world. His research focuses on defining what the healthy and sustainable urban form is and helping architects and planners to design places based in local and climatic context using urban simulations. Jae Min has worked in a range of city building projects as an urban design associate both Chicago and New York office at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Planner and has collaborated with Chicago based land preservation organization, Open Lands, on several community efforts.