Prof. Steven Jige Quan – IACP Faculty Highlights

权纪戈 ( Prof. Steven Jige Quan)


Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Planning, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
Director, City Energy Lab, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University


Dr. Quan received a Bachelor of Architecture degree (5-year) in 2002 and a Master of Engineering in Urban Planning in 2005 from the College of Architecture at Tsinghua University. He received a Ph.D. degree in city and regional planning from the College of Architecture (now College of Design) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. After graduation, Dr. Quan worked as a lecturer and postdoc fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, and also served as the assistant director of the Sino-US Eco Urban Lab, a joint lab between Georgia Tech and Tongji University.

研究方向与社会贡献  (Research direction and social contribution)

主要研究领域包括能源集约的城市形态、可持续城市系统模型和优化、人工智能支持的城市设计(AIAD)、基于数据的可持续土地区划等。这些研究被接收和发表在 Environment and Planning B, Applied Energy, Urban Design International, Transportation Research Part A等期刊,以及作为章节发表在Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM)丛书。近期研究包括当地气候区划分(local climate zones, LCZs)、城市尺度的实体化能源(embodied energy)、应用城市生成式对抗网络(Urban-GANs)的城市设计、城市热环境的不公平性等。研究得到韩国国家研究基金、首尔国立大学创新研究基金、大数据中心等的资助。详细研究信息见城市能源实验室网站:。


His research fields include energy-efficient urban form, sustainable urban system modeling and optimization, AI-aided urban design, and data-driven sustainable zoning systems. These studies were accepted and published in journals such as Environment and Planning B, Applied Energy, Urban Design International, and Transportation Research Part A, and in Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) books as book chapters. Recently Dr. Quan has worked on projects including local climate zones (LCZs), embodied energy at the urban scale, urban design computation using Urban-GANs, and thermal inequity in urban environments. His research has been supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea, Creative Researchers Fund of Seoul National University, and Big Data Institute. Detailed information can be found at the website of the City Energy Lab:

Dr. Quan worked in China as a planning practitioner. He worked as a Chief Planner in the No. 3 Department of Comprehensive Planning at Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute. He led and participated in a large number of city planning and design projects, and led teams to win several international urban design contests.

As a conference committee member, Dr. Quan participated in the organization of the 15th International Congress of the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA).

与IACP  (Relationship with IACP)


Dr. Quan is a long-term active member of the IACP and has been involved in IACP conferences and activities. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors in the IACP.