Shim received his PhD degree for his research on the relevance between changes in urban industrial activities and the form of the city. His research topic is social and spatial characteristics of production activities in cities, and is currently working on reinterpreting new changes in the manufacturing industry and spatial restructuring from resilience perspective. After receiving a degree in architecture, business, and urban planning, he worked at the University of British Columbia as a visiting researcher in geology. He is currently teaching Urban Planning and Design Methodology, Social Process of Design, and Public Values of Design at the Seoul National University. He also participates in the Researcher Network for Urban Commerce and Manufacturing.