Cuz Potter

Cuz Potter

Cuz Potter Associate Professor Ph.D., Columbia University (2010) Urban Planning #522 Int’l Studies Hall cuzpotter@korea.ac.kr 02- 3290-2427 Download full CV: here.


Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Columbia University, 2010 M.S. in Urban Planning, Columbia University, 2003 M.A. in International Affairs, Columbia University, 2003 B.A. in English Literature, Tufts University, 1989

Research Interests

My research has primarily focused on the relationship between global capital and local urban development with particular attention paid to the role of technology. I previously examined how containerization shifted power relations and economic benefits between shipping companies and port cities in the US. My present research examines the role of the construction industry in the development process. In particular, I am exploring Korea’s history of urban development with the aim of better informing Korea’s application of its own development history to the contemporary developing world. One component of this research will be to examine the relationship between experts and citizens in Korean urban planning.

Courses Taught

(UNDERGRADUATE) Global Poverty, Economic Geography of Developing Countries, Benchmark Utopia, Introduction to International Development, Globalization and Beyond (GRADUATE) Planning for Uncertainty and Risk, Development Alternatives, The Plight of the Poor, Citizen Participation, Urban Development

Selected Publications

1 Books Searching for the Just City. Routledge, 2009. (Co-edited with Peter Marcuse, James Connolly, Johannes Novy, Ingrid Olivo, and Justin Steil) 2 Journal Articles Housing and Happiness: Subjective Well Being and Residential Environment in Korea with Robert Rudolf. Journal of Korea Planning Association 50(7): 141-155 (2015).  DOI:10.17208/jkpa.2015. Characteristics of and Lessons from New York City’s Commercial District’ Zoning with Jeeyeop Kim and Hee-Yun Jung. Urban Design 15(6): 141-155 (2014). Crisis-induced Reform, State-Market Relations, and Entrepreneurial Urban Growth in China with Lei Wang and Zhigang Li. Habitat International 41: 50–57 (2014). Spatial Distribution of Urban Manufacturing: A Study of Large US Cities with Jeeyeop Kim and Lei Wang. Journal of Korean Planners Association 48(4): 333–347 (2013). River of Traffic: The Spatial Fragmentation of US Ports. Regional Studies (2013). Urban regeneration and gentrification: Land use impacts of the Cheonggye Stream Restoration Project on Seoul’s central business district with Heeji Lim, Jeeyeop Kim, and Woongkyoo Bae. Habitat International 39: 192–200 (2013). Just Cities in a Just Society: Maeulmandeulgi for social transformation or social reform? (Seoul Urban Research) (June 2013). Demanding Our Right to the City. Progressive Planning 185 (2010). Regional economies, open networks and the spatial fragmentation of production with Josh Whitford. Socio-Economic Review 5(3): 497-526 (2007). A Tale of Three Northern Manhattan Communities: Case Studies of Political Empowerment in the Planning and Development Process with Richard Bass. In Fordham Urban Law Journal, 31(2): 285–304 (2004). 3 Reports Inside Informality: Poverty, Jobs, Housing and Services in Nairobi’s Slums. Report No. 36347-KE, Africa Urban and Water Unit 1, The World Bank, Washington DC. 31 May 2006 (with Sumila Gulyani and Debabrata Talukdar) 4 Book Chapters Just city on the horizon: summing up, moving forward. In Searching for the Just City. Routledge, 2009. (with Johannes Novy) The right to the Just City. In Searching for the Just City. Routledge, 2009. (with David Harvey) The Heights: An Ivory Tower and Its Community. In The University as Urban Developer: Case Studies and Analysis, edited by David C. Perry and Wim Wiewel. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005. (with Peter Marcuse) 5 Book reviews Remaking Urban Citizenship: Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City. Urban Studies 50 (14): 3056–3060 (2013). John Forester, Dealing with Differences. Critical Policy Studies, 5 (1): 90–97 (2011).

Other Selected Projects

Form-Based Codes in Denver, Colorado, Researcher: Evaluated origins of Denver’s form-based zoning code reform for the Urban Design Institute of Korea (February 2014) Education Program on Urban Regeneration for Sustainable Development, Faculty: Prepared successful grant proposal with eight member team to found a new degree granting progam under the Korean National Research Foundation’s Brain Knowledge 21 Plus fund. Total funding approximately $2m over seven years. (May 2013 to present) Industrial Retention in New York City, Researcher: Examined and summarized New York City’s industrial retention experience and policy for the Seoul Institute (February 2013)