Baumer Series, Kian Goh

Kian Goh, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, joins the Baumer Series.


Oct 12, 2022



Knowlton Hall, Gui Auditorium
275 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Kian Goh, RA, PhD, is an associate professor of urban planning at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Associate Faculty Director of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy. She researches the relationships between urban ecological design, spatial politics, and social mobilization in the context of climate change and global urbanization.

Dr. Goh’s recent research investigated the spatial politics of urban climate change responses, with fieldwork sites in cities in North America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Her current research explores the implications of the global climate justice movement for more equitable and sustainable cities. As a professional architect, she cofounded design firm SUPER-INTERESTING! and has practiced with Weiss/Manfredi and MVRDV. Dr. Goh received a PhD in Urban and Environmental Planning from MIT, and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. She is the author of the book Form and Flow: The Spatial Politics of Urban Resilience and Climate Justice, published by the MIT Press in 2021.