Professor of Geography and Urban Studies
Department of Geography and Environment
London School of Economics and Political Science
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Hyun Bang Shin is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. He also co-directs the MSc programme in Urbanisation and Development. Hyun’s research centres on the critical analysis of the political economy of urbanisation with particular attention to cities in Asian countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea and China. His research themes include the politics of displacement; gentrification; real estate speculation; the right to the city; mega-events as urban spectacles. His most recent project on circulating urbanism has also brought him to work on Ecuador. He sits on the international advisory board of the journal Antipode and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Urban Geography; City, Culture and Society; Space and Environment; China City Planning Review; Radical Housing Journal. Previously, he served the journal CITY as Senior Editor. He is also a co-organiser of the Urban Salon, an interdisciplinary London forum for architecture, cities and international urbanism, and edits an LSE blog Field Research Method Lab that aims to bring together both established and early career researchers in order to share their hands-on fieldwork experiences.