Professor Hyun Bang Shin is an Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Professor Hyun Bang Shin is a specialist in urban Asia. His research includes the critical analysis of the political economic dynamics of urban (re-)development and covers Asian urbanisation, urban politics, displacement and gentrification, the right to the city, and mega-events as urban spectacles.
He was the recipient of the STICERD/LSE Annual Fund New Researcher Award in 2009, which funded his two-year research (May 2009 - July 2011) on the socio-spatial and political implications of the 2010 Asian Summer Games in Guangzhou, China. In 2012, he organised workshops in London and Santiago de Chile, together with colleagues from the UK, Chile and Argentina, on Towards an Emerging Geography of Gentrification in the Global South. These workshops were part of the Urban Studies Seminar Series (2011-2012), funded by the Urban Studies Foundation and the Urban Studies journal.
He has co-edited Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (Policy Press, 2015), co-authored Planetary Gentrification (Polity Press, 2016), and is currently working on a number of publication projects including a co-authored manuscript on critical discussions of urban housing in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan) and a monograph entitled Making China Urban (for Routledge’s Asian Studies series).
For more information on Professor Hyun Bang Shin's research and publications please see his personal website.