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Jin-Won Kim - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Jin-Won Kim

Assistant Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Jin-Won Kim’s research focuses on the role of recreation, parks and tourism in the creation of active, healthy and sustainable communities.


Jin-Won Kim’s research helps identify the role of recreation, parks and tourism in the creation of active, vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities. His work is primarily focused on water-based recreation and tourism, community recreation/tourism planning and development, public health policy and environmental justice issues.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Water-Based Recreation and Tourism

Public Health and Quality of Life

Environmental Justice

Applications of Geospatial Technologies in Recreation

Park and Tourism


Tourism/Recreation Planning and Development

Articles (5)

Sport Clusters and Community Resilience in the United States

Journal of Sport Management

Changwook Kim, et al.


How to enhance community resilience to natural disasters is a major question for researchers and policymakers. Although researchers agree that sport generates community benefits, few scholarly efforts in sport management have been invested in understanding the sport–resilience association. This paper attempted to address whether and how sport clusters—the clustering of sport industries—are associated with community resilience across locations.

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Visualizing fairness: distributional equity of urban green spaces for marginalized groups

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Jin-Won Kim, et al.


Previous environmental justice studies of urban green spaces (UGSs) have typically focused on issues of race/ethnicity or income level in Western countries and given limited attention to other dimensions of social disadvantage in Asian countries. To address this research gap, we examined distributional equity/inequity of UGSs among senior citizens living alone, single-mother families, individuals with disability, and basic livelihood security recipients in Seoul, South Korea.

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Does tourism matter in measuring community resilience?

Annals of Tourism Research

Eunjung Yang, et al.


As damage from natural hazards is increasing, quantifying community resilience is a top priority in enhancing communities' ability to prepare for and recover from disasters. This study examines the significance of tourism in measuring community resilience by proposing a tourism community resilience measurement model.

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Spatial Effect of Crime on Peer-to-Peer Lodging Performance

Journal of Travel Research

Yu-Hua Xu, et al.


Safety is a major factor impacting consumers’ participation in peer-to-peer (P2P) economies. Using spatial econometric models, this study examined crime effects on the performance (RevPAR) of P2P lodgings at three spatial ranges: property, community, and destination level. The performance of P2P lodgings is negatively associated with crime densities, while the degree of the association varies by crime types and room types.

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Spatial and experimental analysis of peer-to-peer accommodation consumption during COVID-19

Journal of Destination Marketing & Management

Seongsoo Jang


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodation markets. However, how the interplay between tourists and destination attributes has affected P2P accommodation consumption during the pandemic has not been investigated. To address this gap, this study first explored the spatially varying relationship between destination attributes and COVID-19-disrupted Airbnb performance change across Florida counties.

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