Dr Hyun Bang Shin and his collaborators have won the seminar series competition opened by the Urban Studies Foundation and Urban Studies journal. The seminar series is entitled "Towards an emerging geography of gentrification in the Global South", which will bring together experts whose work covers a number of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America including Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Hong Kong, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Chile. The proposal was a joint effort with Loretta Lees (King's College London), Ernesto Lopez (University of Chile) and Hilda Herzer (University of Buenos Aires).
There will be two 2-day research seminars four weeks apart – one in London (at LSE and KCL) and one in Santiago, Chile (University of Chile), and both events will be podcast so the attendees at the other seminars get a chance to view those seminars they do not attend. These seminars are provisionally scheduled to take place in March and April 2012.
The seminar series is designed to broaden our understanding of gentrification drawing conceptually on the 'new' literature on comparative urbanism and policy mobilities and practically on the knowledge of gentrification researchers working on/in the Global South.
Debates over gentrification have been central to urban studies research but these have been dominated by work on/from the Global North. This seminar series will allow debates on gentrification a voice out of the Global South and in so doing will provide a much needed empirical lens into the comparative urbanism of gentrification in the Global South.
Please contact Dr Hyun Bang Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for any queries.