Dr Pow Choon-Piew

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link, Kent Ridge
Singapore 117570
SINGAPORE
(65) 6516-3854

geopowcp@nus.edu.cg
Profile

Pow is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include: critical geographies of the urban built environment and urban landscape; urban environmentalism and the nexus between urban culture, nature, and power; globalisation and urban cultural politics in Asia; and, geographical moral theories of urban spaces and urban life. His research on the privatisation of Asian cities and gated communities was brought together in Gated Communities in China: Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life (London: Routledge, 2009). He is an editorial Board member for the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography and the British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is a member of the Singapore Housing Development Board (HDB) Research Advisory Panel and the Singapore Geography Syllabus Development Committee, and a Ministry of Education External Examiner for SIM University, School of Arts and Social Sciences.