Seunghoon Kim obtained his Ph.D. from City and Regional Planning (CRP) at the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University. His research areas are social justice, sustainable development, and traffic safety. In his doctoral program, he studied the economic impact of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) considering social justice. In one of his essays, in his dissertation, he analyzed the effect of Light rail transit-oriented development on discretionary household income and argued how sustainable development can achieve social justice. Moreover, he conducted the distracted driving (DD) crash analysis, working for the Ohio Department of Transportation. The project was to investigate the influences of physical environments, DD-related legislation, and education on the severity and frequency of DD crashes. Currently, he joined Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements working as a research fellow. His recent research interests are urban design for autonomous vehicles and equitable and sustainable transportation systems.