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London WC2A 2AE


Do Young Oh

PhD candidate in Regional and Urban Planning


Do Young holds an MSc in International Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London and a BSc in Architectural Engineering from Yonsei University, South Korea.

Prior to joining the PhD programme at the LSE in 2013, Do Young worked in both the public and private sectors. His professional experience includes positions as a researcher for a Korean government-funded research institute and strategic consulting firms, a project manager for a real estate development firm, and an architectural designer for design firms in Korea and the US. He is also a co-founder of ONplan Lab, an urban planning consultancy.

Research Interests

  • Urban political economy and theory of state
  • Spatial theory and urban planning
  • Urban regeneration
  • Comparative urban studies

Thesis title: University as Real Estate Developer: Locating the Post-Developmental State in East Asia by Examining University Development Projects

Regional Focus: East Asia

Academic supervisors


Do Young Oh