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Christine Bae

Departmental Faculty

C.-H. Christine Bae, PhD
Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning


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Office: 410C Gould Hall
Phone: (206) 616-9034
Fax: (206) 685-9597
Mailing Address:
University of Washington
Box 355740
Department of Urban Design and Planning
Seattle, WA 98195-5740
Street Address:
3949 15th Ave NE
410C Gould Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

My dissertation, The Income Distribution Impacts of Air Quality Regulations: A Los Angeles Case Study, is one example of my work at the intersection of planning for diverse communities, sustainable urbanization, and environmental justice. The key finding is that poor people and poor communities gain most from cleaning up the air. I also challenge a widely held myth, namely that there is an unavoidable trade-off between jobs and the environment. I have ten years of experience as a planning consultant, having recently worked on the environmental impact review for a new Learning Resource Center and library on an historically and culturally sensitive site for a college focusing on underprivileged, largely minority students. I have also recently been project manager during the mixed-use redevelopment project (with an affordable housing component) in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in South Central LA. I have been involved in several Rebuild LA projects, giving me an appreciation for social and community issues.


Selected Publications

"The Exposure of Disadvantaged Populations in Freeway Air Pollution Sheds: A Case Study of the Seattle and Portland Regions," (with Sandlin, Bassok and Kim), Environment and Planning B, 34:1 (2007), pp. 154-170.

"Containing Sprawl," pp.36-53, in G. J. Knaap, H.A. Huibert, K. J. Clifton, and J.W. Frece, eds. (2007). Incentives, Regulations and Plans. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

"The Transportation Impact of a Terrorist Attack on Seattle’s Highway System," (with L. Blain and A. Bassok), pp. 287-302, in P. Gordon, J. Moore II and H.W. Richardson, eds. (2006), The Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

"The Extended Pacific Rim: An Awakening Giant," (with K.W. Chan), pp. 113-162, in H.S. Geyer and P. Nijkamp, eds. (2006), Global Regionalization: Core Peripheral Trends. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

"Transportation and Equity," (with I. Meyeres), pp. 164-194, in K. Donaghy, S. Poppelreuter and G. Rudinger eds. (2005), Social Dimensions of Sustainable Transport: Trans Atlantic Perspective. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

"Transportation and Urban Compactness," (with H.W. Richardson) in K.J. Button and D. Hensher, eds. (2005), Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

"Tijuana-San Diego: Globalization and the Transborder Metropolis," pp. 181-196, in H.W. Richardson and C.-H. C. Bae, eds. (2005), Globalization and Urban Development. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Globalization and Urban Development (co-edited with H.W. Richardson). Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag (2005).

University of Washington
Department of Urban Design and Planning · 410 Gould Hall · Box 355740 · Seattle, WA 98195-5740 · Phone: (206) 543-4190 · Fax: (206) 685-9597 · email: udp@uw.edu