PlanetaryGentrification-CoverVisualGlobalGentrifications2015-coverimageLees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2016) Planetary Gentrification. Cambridge: Polity Press

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (eds.) (2015) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement. Bristol: Policy Press

Shin, H.B. (forthcoming) Making China Urban: Geographical Aspects of Development and Disparity. Contracted with Routledge

Chen, Y-L., Saito, A. and Shin, H.B. (forthcoming in 2017) Contesting Urban Space in East Asia: Recasting Neoliberalism upon Housing Policy. Palgrave Macmillan

Shin, H.B. and Gimm, D-W. (eds.) (under contract) The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia: Globalization and Urban Transformation. Regions and Cities Series. Routledge

Shin, H.B. (ed.) (under contract) Gentrification: What is to be done? [젠트리피케이션: 우리는 무엇을 할 것 인가?] Seoul: Dongnyeok


Shin, H.B., Lees, L. and López-Morales, E. (eds.) (2016) Locating Gentrification in the Global EastUrban Studies 53(3)

López-Morales, E., Shin, H.B. and Lees, L. (eds. (2016) Latin American gentrificationsUrban Geography 37(8)

Shin, H.B. (ed.) (2016) Developmentalist Urbanization and Gentrification. Space and Society 26(3) [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 발전주의 도시화와 젠트리피케이션. 공간과 사회 26(3)]

Shin, H.B. and Thornley, A. (eds.) (forthcoming) Special issue: Accumulation, State Legitimacy and Cities of Spectacle in ‘Emerging’ Economies. Urban Geography (all four contributing papers have been accepted)

Shin, H.B. and Moreno, L. (eds.) (in progress) The urban process under planetary accumulation by dispossession. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action (scheduled for publication in the August 2017 issue)


Shin, H.B. (forthcoming) Urban movements and the genealogy of urban rights discourses: The case of urban Protesters against redevelopment and displacement in Seoul, South Korea. Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Shin, H.B. (2016) Editorial review: Developmentalist urbanization, gentrification and the alliance of resistance. Space and Society 26(3): 5-14 [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 발전주의 도시화와 젠트리피케이션, 그리고 저항의 연대. 공간과 사회 26(3): 5-14]

Shin, H.B. (2016) Spectacles urbains, méga-événements sportifs et inégalités en Chine. Alternatives Sud 23: 121-146. URL:

  • This is a translated and republished version of my earlier City paper ‘Unequal cities of spectacle and mega-events in China’ (2012)

Shin, H.B. (2016) China’s urbanization of capital and dispossession: The case of Guangzhou. Critical Review of History 116: 73-96 [In Korean: 신현방 (2016) 중국 개혁기 자본의 도시, 강탈의 도시로의 이행: 광주 사례를 중심으로. 역사비평 116 (가을호): 73-96쪽]

  • This is a substantially revised Korean version of my earlier Urban Studies paper ‘Economic transition and speculative urbanisation in China: Gentrification versus dispossession’ (2016)

López-Morales, E., Shin, H.B. and Lees, L.  (2016) Introduction: Latin American gentrificationsUrban Geography 37(8): 1091-1108  doi: 10.1080/02723638.2016.1200335

Shin, H.B., Lees, L. and López-Morales, E. (2016) Introduction: Locating gentrification in the Global EastUrban Studies 53(3): 455-470 doi: 10.1177/0042098015620337 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. (2016) Economic transition and speculative urbanisation in China: Gentrification versus dispossessionUrban Studies 53(3): 471-489 doi: 10.1177/0042098015597111 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. and Kim, S-H. (2016) The developmental state, speculative urbanisation and the politics of displacement in gentrifying SeoulUrban Studies 53(3): 540-559 doi: 10.1177/0042098014565745 View the Word version

Shin, H.B. (2014) Contesting speculative urbanisation and strategising discontents. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. 18(4-5): 509-516

  • Previous draft available in Brekke, J.K., Dalakoglou, D., Filipdidis, C. and Vradis, A. (eds.) Crisis-scape: Athens and beyond. Athens:, pp.139-149

Shin, H.B. (2014) Urban spatial restructuring, event-led development and scalar politics. Urban Studies 51(14): 2961-2978 View on the journal site

Shin, H.B. (2013) The right to the city and critical reflections on China’s property rights activism. Antipode 45(5): 1167-1189 View on the journal site  View a PDF version

  • Read the journal’s newsletter that includes the introduction to the paper
  • An earlier working version appeared as CASEpaper 156. The working version includes additional quantitative data not included in the final version of the above journal article

Li, B. and Shin, H.B. (2013) Intergenerational housing support between retired old parents and their children in urban China. Urban Studies 50(16): 3225-3242 Early view on the journal siteDownload a Word version

Shin, H.B. and Li, B. (2013) Whose Games? The costs of being “Olympic citizens” in Beijing. Environment and Urbanization 25(2): 549-566 View on the journal site  Download a Word version

  • An earlier working version appeared as CASEpaper 163. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Shin, H.B. (2012) Unequal cities of spectacle and mega-events in China. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 16(6): 728-744.  View

  • Translated into French and reprinted in Alternatives Sud 23: 121-146, “Spectacles urbains, méga-événements sportifs et inégalités en Chine”

Shin, H.B. (2010) Urban Conservation and Revalorisation of Dilapidated Historic Quarters: the Case of Nanluoguxiang in Beijing. Cities 27 (Supplement 1): S43-S54.  View

Shin, H.B. (2009) Residential redevelopment and entrepreneurial local state: The implications of Beijing’s shifting emphasis on urban redevelopment policies. Urban Studies 46(13): 2815-2839. View

  • An earlier working version appeared as ARC Working Paper No.22, London, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics

Shin. H.B. (2009) Property-based redevelopment and gentrification: the case of Seoul, South Korea. Geoforum 40(5): 906-917.  View

Shin, H.B. (2009) Life in the shadow of mega-events: Beijing Summer Olympiad and its impact on housing. Journal of Asian Public Policy 2(2): 122-141.  View

Shin, H.B. (2008) Living on the edge: financing post-displacement housing in urban redevelopment projects in Seoul. Environment and Urbanization 20(2): 411-426. View

Shin, H.B. (2005) Changes in China’s Social Welfare System during the Reform Period. Health and Welfare Forum 104: 116-135. Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs.


Shin, H.B. (in press) Studying global gentrification. In: Harrison, J. and Hoyler, M. (eds.) Doing Global Urban Research. SAGE

Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (in press) Beyond Anglo-American gentrification theory. In: Lees, L. and Phillips, M. (eds.) Handbook of Gentrification Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing

Shin, H.B. (in press) Displacement by redevelopment and ‘new-build’ gentrification: the case of Nangok. In: Korea Center for City and Environment Research (ed.) Urban Regeneration and Gentrification. Seoul: KOCER [In Korean: 신현방 (in press) 재개발과 ‘신축’ 젠트리피케이션에 의한 축출: 난곡 사례를 중심으로. <도시재생과 젠트리피케이션> 한국도시연구소 엮음. 서울].

Shin, H.B. (2017) Speculative urbanisation, gentrification and the right to the city [In Korean: 투기적 도시화, 젠트리피케이션, 도시권]. In: The Seoul Institute (ed.) City of Hope [희망의 도시]. Seoul: The Seoul Institute, pp.216-243

Shin, H.B. (2017) Geography: Rethinking the ‘urban’ and urbanization. In: Iossifova, D., Gasparatos, A. and Doll, C. (eds.) Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives. London: Routledge

Shin, H.B. (2017) Envisioned by the state: Entrepreneurial urbanism and the making of Songdo City, South Korea. In Datta, A. and Shaban, A. (Eds.) Mega-urbanization in the Global South: Fast Cities and New Urban Utopias of the Postcolonial State. Routledge, pp.83-100

  • Also read the editor’s description of the book here
  • Reprinted in: Park, B-G., Lee, S-W. and Cho, S-C. (eds.) Spaces of Exception in East Asia [특구: 국가의 영토성과 동아시아의 예외공간]. Seoul: Alt [알트]

Shin, H.B. (2016) La Economía Política de Urbananización Especulativa en Asia Oriental. (The Political Economy of Speculative Urbanization in East Asia) In: Alvarez, L, Delgado, G. and Leal, A. (eds.) Los Desafios de la Ciudad del Siglo XXI (The Challenges of Twenty First Century Cities). Senado de la Republica / Ceiich-Puc-Pues, UNAM, Mexico, pp.421-438

Shin, H.B. (2016) Dreaming of a world without gentrification [In Korean: 젠트리피케이션 없는 세상 꿈꾸기]. In: Jeong, H-S. (ed.) Hannam Forum [한남 포럼]. Seoul: Takeout Drawing, pp.168-174

Shin, H.B. (2016) China meets Korea: The Asian Games, entrepreneurial local states and debt-driven development. In Gruneau, R. and Horne, J. (eds.) Mega Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp.186-205

Shin, H.B. (2015) Urbanization in China. In Wright, J. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Elsevier (Series editor: James Sidaway and Henry Yeung), pp.973-979

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2015) Conclusion: Global gentrifications, in: Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (Eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement, pp.441-452. Bristol: Policy Press

Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (2015) Introduction: ‘Gentrification’, a global urban process? in: Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E. (Eds.) Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement, pp.1-18. Bristol: Policy Press

Shin, H.B. (2014) Elite vision before people: State entrepreneurialism and the limits of participation. In Altrock, U. and Schoon, S. (Eds.) Maturing Megacities: The Pearl River Delta in Progressive Transition. Springer, pp.267-285. View

Shin, H.B. (2011) Vertical accumulation and accelerated urbanism: the East Asian experience. In Gandy, M. (Ed) Urban Constellations. Berlin, Jovis Publishers, pp.48-53. View

Shin, H.B. (2010) Empowerment or marginalisation: Land, housing and property rights in poor neighbourhoods. In Wu, F. and Webster, C. (eds.) Marginalization in urban China: Comparative perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. pp.112-130. View

Shin, H.B. (2007) Residential redevelopment and social impacts in Beijing. In Wu, F. (ed.) China’s emerging cities: The making of new urbanism. London, Routledge, pp.163-184. View


Nicolau, M. and Shin, H.B. (2017) The Rio Olympic Games and Socio-spatial Injustice., 7 March

Shin, H.B. (2017) How stubborn ‘nail houses’ take a stand against China’s rapid urbanisation. The Conversation, 20 March

Shin, H.B. (2016) Gentrification as a ‘disaster’: What can we do about it? Proceedings of the Seongdong District Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Sustainable Urban Regeneration, 27 May, Seoul [In Korean]

Shin, H.B. (2016) Dreaming about a world without gentrification (젠트리피케이션 없는 세상 꿈꾸기). The Hope Institute blog. 21 January [In Korean]

Shin, H.B. (2016) Gentrification: Whose city? (젠트리피케이션: 누구의 도시인가?) Coffee Vol.171 (March 2016), p46 [In Korean]

Shin, H.B. (2013) From Beijing to Rio: Whose Games?. LSE News and Media: Comment and Opinion

Shin, H.B. (2013) China’s speculative urbanism and the built environment. China Policy Institute Blog, University of Nottingham

Shin, H.B. (2013) Development and dissent in China’s ‘urban age’.

Shin, H.B. (2012) Looking back and ahead: Lessons from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (London 2012 – Olympic Series) LSE Blog Series on the London Olympic Games

Shin, H.B. (2008) Driven to swim with the tide? Urban redevelopment and community participation in China. CASE Discussion Paper series, CASEpaper No.130, London, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

Seo, J.G., Shin, H.B. and Im, J.M. (2007) Study of the role of social enterprises in neighbourhood regeneration in the UK (한국의 사회적 기업 방식을 통한 지역재생 사례 연구). Seongnam, Housing and Urban Research Institute, Korea National Housing Corporation. [In Korean]

Shin, H.B. (2007) An interview with Anne Power: The role of communities in urban regeneration and social mix. Planning and Policy Vol.309, pp.85 – 97, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement

Shin, H.B. (2007) An interview with Fulong Wu: Understanding China’s urban transformation in post-reform period. Planning and Policy Vol.305, pp.81 – 101, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement


Shin, H.B. (2015) Combined Book Review: Samara, Tony R., He, Shenjing and Chen, Guo 2013 (eds.), Locating Right to the City in the Global South. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.; Erdi-Lelandais, G. 2014 (ed.) Understanding the City: Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39(6): 1279-1282

Shin, H.B. (2014) Book review: A Middle Class without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China by Jie Chen. LSE Review of Books (17 April 2014) Blog entry

Shin, H.B. (2013) Book review: The New Asian City: Three-dimensional fictions of space and urban form by Jini Kim Watson. Environment and Planning C 31(5): 947-948

Shin, H.B. (2012) Book review: Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kongby Gordon Mathews. LSE Review of Books

Shin, H.B. (2012) Book review: The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China by You-tien Hsing. LSE Review of Books

Shin, H.B. (2010) A review of “Shanghai Pudong: Urban Development in an Era of Global-Local Interaction” by Y. Chen. International Journal of Housing Policy (formerly European Journal of Housing Policy) 10(1): 97-100. View

Book Reviews for The KyungHyang Shinmun, a Korean daily newspaper