Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning (Berkeley), M.Eng. & B.Eng. in Civil Engineering 


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Dr. Jin Murakami is a transnational city planner and academic researcher. He has specialized in the areas of transportation and economic development, spatial planning and development strategy in globalization, and project management and land policy. His studies focus principally on "spatial" and "financial" matters that influence city-regions' global competitiveness and local livability. His recent works include an international study of transit-oriented developments (TODs) across Asia and North America, an empirical analysis of the impacts of railway network evolution and airport access improvement on business agglomeration patterns in U.S. metropolitan areas, megaprojects and value capture opportunities in Asian capitalist cities, and a case study of technology, mobility and spatial planning for aging communities in Japan, North America and China. Dr. Murakami completed his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). He also holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo (1999). He was previously working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC). Before moving to Californa, he had extensive working experiences with intercity highway planning, economic development analysis, environmental impact assessment, and public relations in the government sector of Japan. For further information about Dr. Jin Murakami, visit his website @ www.jinmurakami.net.


  • BC4225: Land Management
  • BC4229: Land Use Planning and Applied Valuation
  • BC4455: Asset Management
  • BC4455F: Asset Management
  • CA4190: Transport Policy and Planning
  • CA4225: Land Management
  • CA4229: Land Use Planning and Applied Valuation
  • CA4455: Asset Management
  • CA5136: Foundation Studio for Values and Fundamentals in Design and Planning
  • CA5219: Globalization and Economic Development
  • CA5236: Transportation and Land Planning
  • CA6149: Institutional Theories and Strategic Planning Process
  • CA6241: Geographic Data Management and Planning Analysis

Research Interests/Areas

Transportation & Economic Development; Transit-Oriented Development; Accessibility & Agglomeration Measuring; New Economic Geography; Megaproject Management & Land Value Capture; HSR & Airport in Spatial Planning; Technology, Mobility & Spatial Planning for Active Aging