New IJURR Editors

Jan 4th, 2021

We are pleased to announce we have two new editors at IJURR.

Hyun Bang Shin is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Also, he is the Director of the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

His research centres on the critical analysis of the political economy of urbanisation, politics of displacement, gentrification, housing, the right to the city, urban spectacles, and speculative urbanism with particular attention to cities in Asian countries such as China, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. His most recent projects on circulating urbanism and Asian capital involve field research in Quito, Manila, Iskandar Malaysia, Kuwait City and London.

His recent books include Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (2015, Policy Press), Planetary Gentrification (2016, Polity Press), Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities and Housing in Asia (2019, Palgrave Macmillan), Exporting Urban Korea? Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience (2020, Routledge), and more recently, The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia: Globalization and Urban Transformation (forthcoming, Routledge). He is currently working on two book manuscripts, Making China Urban (for Routledge) and another on the making of speculative city of Seoul. Further information can be found here.

Liza Weinstein is the other new editor.