The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Deog-Seong Oh
economic development
public & urban policy
technology commercialization

Deog-Seong Oh, PhD, M.Sc, ​MUP(Master of ​Urban Planning),​ BSC, is former ​President of ​Chungnam ​National ​University, ​and former Secretary-​General of ​World ​Technopolis ​Association (2004-2016). He is now ​Chair Professor ​at Woosong ​University in ​Daejeon, ROK.​

He received a ​Master of Urban ​Planning in ​1979 and a ​Master of ​Science ​inArchitecture ​from Seoul ​National ​University, ​Korea in 1981. ​He earned the ​PhD in Urban ​Planning from ​Hanover ​University, ​Germany in 1989.​ He didhis post-​doctoral ​research at ​University of ​Sheffield, UK ​in 1993. He ​joined ​thefaculty of ​spatial ​planning at ​University of ​Dortmund as a ​visiting ​professor ​in2002-2004.

He was vice ​president of ​KPA (Korean ​PlannerAssociation) ​and KUMA (​Korean Urban ​Management ​Association). ​He is also the ​chief editor of ​APPR (Asian ​Pacific ​PlanningReview).

His recent ​research ​interests are ​on sustainable ​development and ​urbanregeneration, ​regional ​innovation with ​Technopolis and ​high-tech ​cluster etc. ​Hehas published ​250 papers in ​international & ​national ​journals ​onurban planning ​and design, ​sustainable ​development and ​regional ​innovation.​He has been ​involved with ​several ​committees of ​central and ​local ​governmentas special ​advisor or ​expert to the ​Presidential ​committee of ​National ​BalancedDevelopment, ​Ministry of ​Industry and ​Resources, ​Ministry of ​Knowledge ​andEconomy, ​Ministry of ​Education, ​Science and ​Technology, ​DaejeonMetropolitan ​City, Chungnam ​Province among ​others.​

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