SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin has been awarded a research grant from the LSE Middle East Centre's Kuwait Programme, to kick-start a new SEAC project beginning in September 2019 , which aims to analyse and compare how Asian cities have risen to become reference points for the development of cities in the Global South. The project is to examine the experience of building new cities branded as smart cities in Kuwait and the Philippines. The Kuwait study is to be funded by the Kuwait programme Research Grant from the LSE Middle East Centre.
- Principal Investigator: Prof. Hyun Bang Shin, SEAC Director, and Professor of Geography and Urban Studies in the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE
- Research Officer: Dr Do Young Oh, LSE SEAC / LSE Middle East Centre