Event — Keynote speech

Frontiers of Gentrification: Perspectives from Asia

Online keynote speech by Prof. Hyun Bang SHIN to the symposium Neighborhood Transformation in East Asian Cities: Is 'Gentrification' the Right Frame of Reference? 

This keynote address was delivered on 1 September 2021, 10:00-11:30 Amsterdam Time (CEST) as a pre-event to the (closed) symposium.

The Speaker

Hyun Bang SHIN is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE. 

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; 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), and Exporting Urban Korea? Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience (2020, Routledge). He is currently working on two book manuscripts, Making China Urban (for Routledge) and another on the making of the speculative city of Seoul.

Keynote speech (symposium pre-event)

Professor Hyun Bang SHIN will deliver the keynote speech to the (closed) symposium Neighborhood Transformation in East Asian Cities: Is 'Gentrification' the Right Frame of Reference? The keynote speech will be held on 1 September as a pre-event to the symposium

Anyone with an interest in the topic is very welcome to attend the keynote speech.


Please register via the registration form on this page if you would like to attend Professor Shin's speech.