Prof. Hyun Bang Shin was awarded a research grant from the LSE Middle East Centre's Kuwait Programme, to undertake a SEAC project between September 2019 and June 2021, which aimed to analyse and compare how Asian cities have risen to become reference points for the development of cities in the Global South. The project examined the experience of building new cities branded as smart cities in Kuwait and the Philippines. The Kuwait study was funded by the Kuwait programme Research Grant from the LSE Middle East Centre.
- Principal Investigator: Prof. Hyun Bang Shin, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies in the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE. SEAC Director, August 2018 - July 2023.
- Research Officer: Dr Do Young Oh, LSE SEAC / LSE Middle East Centre