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Dr Ji Hei Lee | Lecturer in Real Estate Planning

no picBefore joining UoRM in 2015, Dr Lee taught planning courses at Texas A&M University, including Building Better Cities, The Evolving City and Structure and Function of Urban Settlements.

Her research interest lies in how planners can reshape our communities and cities to promote social interaction and wellbeing for the older adult population. She has lived and learnt in several different geographic and cultural contexts, including South Korea, Japan, UK, USA and Malaysia, and enjoys learning and teaching international comparative perspectives on planning and development. Dr Lee's particular research focus is on creating liveable and healthy communities and developing the next generation of real-estate industry leaders.


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Speciality areas

Place-making & planning for age-friendly communities

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD in Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

  • Introduction to Planning and Building
  • Projects in Real Estate and Planning

Research interests

Built environment and human behaviour
Sustainable development in transitional and developing countries

Current projects

  • A Sustainable Stakeholder Approach to Socio-Economic Development (a case study of Medini Business District, Iskandar)
  • Business incubator project in Iskandar

Recent publications

Doctoral dissertation

Lee, Ji Hei (2015). 'Older adults' third places and perceived social connectedness.' Texas A&M University

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