Maturepolis Lab is part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at KAIST, in Daejeon, South Korea. We apply ideas from urban information systems, data analysis, planning, and design towards making cities resilient and sustainable, able to support a diverse and deep array of activities and residents.


David presented a paper (co-authored with Seolha Lee) on the diverging online search patterns of different age groups, and what that reveals about neighborhood character, at PURBA 2019 (part of Ubicomp 2019) in London. It was selected as best paper of the workshop!


Welcome to Korea, Hans! We met with the Mapo district office in Seoul to discuss our ongoing research on school location and social infrastructure.


Wonjun and Junyong spent the day at the World Smart City Expo in Ilsan, Korea. They spoke with companies working on sensors for detecting urban air pollution, senior health, and shared mobility.


Junyong, Yeji, and Minchul won a preliminary startup funding package (예비창업패키지) funded by government of Korea. They will work on a smart sun shade that adjusts itself to the path of the sun, and gathers surrounding urban information.


NJ Namju Lee from ESRI gave a seminar at KAIST on computational design, data-driven decision-making, and visualization, as a guest of the lab.


David and Ryan Ramelo presented their paper on the effect of lighting on the walking speed of elderly pedestrians crossing roads, at the 15th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association in Seoul, Korea.


We are partnering with the Mapo district of Seoul to study walkability and accessibility around its public school campuses. In our last visit, we also got to see their air-filtering bench deployed at the district office.


Lab outing to cheer on the home team Daejeon Citizen FC, on a lovely summer night!


David participated in a panel discussion on the past and future development of Suwon, Korea, at an international symposium of the 70th anniversary of the city's founding.


Wonjun No presented his paper on how crosswalk signal times affects the walkability of Seoul neighborhoods at CUPUM (International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management) in Wuhan, China.