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Hyun Bang Shin


Hyun Bang Shin is Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Shin is an inter-disciplinary urbanist working on Asian cities, urbanization and urban politics. The main themes of his recent work include urban redevelopment and displacement, housing, the right to the city, state entrepreneurialism, and cities of spectacle and mega-events. A recent publication was Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (2015).


At Bangkokedge, Hyun Bang Shin will examine the issue of gentrification, a hot topic in many cities around the world, in a panel with Jakrapan Vilasineekul, entitled Gentrification - Who benefits? and participate in What is the “new Asia”? He will also launch his new book Planetary Gentrification (2016).

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