Hyun Bang Shin
Hyun Bang Shin is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies in the Department of Geography and Environment and also the Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research centres on the critical analysis of the political economy of urbanisation, politics of displacement, gentrification, housing, the right to the city, urban spectacles, and speculative urbanism with particular attention to cities in Asian countries such as China, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. His most recent projects on circulating urbanism and Asian capital involve field research in Quito, Manila, Iskandar Malaysia, Kuwait City and London.
Hyun has published widely in major international journals and contributed to numerous books on the above themes. His most recent books include Exporting Urban Korea? Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience (Routledge, 2021), and Covid-19 in Southeast Asia: An Insight into a Post-Pandemic World (LSE Press, forthcoming).(Polity Press, 2016), (Policy Press, 2015), (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and
He is an editor of the , and a trustee of the . He has been sitting on the international advisory board of the journal as well as on the editorial board of the journals: ; ; ; . Previously, he served the journal as Senior Editor.
He is also a co-organiser of the , an interdisciplinary London forum for architecture, cities and international urbanism, and edits LSE blogs, LSE Southeast Asia and . More details of his current research can be found out on his web site, urbancommune.net