Singapore, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Seoul emerged as a source of inspiration for other cities in the global South, despite questions about the replicability of their development models. Against this backdrop, this research seminar investigates the practices of South Korean and Singaporean real estate developers. These developers have made a marked presence for building commercial housing estates and new towns targeting Vietnam’s middle or upper classes. To what extent have the activities of such foreign developers reflected a vision of urbanism that has been accumulated through their participation in the development of their countries of origin? And what does such participation mean for the social and spatial justice in Vietnam?
Hyun Bang Shin is Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at LSE.
Jürgen Haacke is Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, within the Institute of Global Affairs, and Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE.
The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) is a cross-disciplinary, regionally-focused academic centre within the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE.
The LSE SEAC Research Fund is a grant available to LSE faculty and SEAC Associates to fill a gap in the available support for social science research on issues relevant to Southeast Asia. Dr Shin's project was one of six that were awarded funding from the Research Fund in February 2016.
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