B.S. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1991
M.S. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1993
M.Arch. University of Washington, 2001
Ph.D. University of Washington, 2008
Areas of Interest
Urban design; physical planning; Place-based community development and neighborhood planning; Community design; Community informatics and community-based technology; Applications of digital visualization, GIS, 2-D and 3-D graphic media in urban design; GeoDesign.
Ming-Chun Lee teaches community planning and urban design. His introductory level urban design course is organized in a studio format. One of the main purposes of his studio is to help students develop the knowledge and skills required to analyze and plan urban neighborhoods for design intervention and development. Dr. Lee’s emphasis of learning urban design and community planning processes is on 1) the analysis of physical planning issues and problems, 2) the applications of physical planning standards and tools, and 3) the creation of design/planning solutions.
Dr. Lee stresses the use of digital technologies in urban design and planning processes and emphasizes the importance of integrating computers into every aspect of urban design and planning education. Prior to joining SoA at UNCC, he has had more than seven years teaching experiences in digital visualization, geographic information system (GIS), and web-based applications both at the University of Washington and at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Lee also conducts research in the areas of community technology, digital democracy, and issues around media policy and public access to information and communication technology (ICT). Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in urban design and planning from the University of Washington in 2008.