In memory of Sylvia Chant

Today marks one year since the passing of my dear colleague, Sylvia Chant, who had been my mentor and supporter. Professor of Development Geography, she was an enthusiastic educator, a critical intellect and a kind mentor to a countless number of students and colleagues. I was often jealous of how she was able to place […]

Virtual symposium on ‘Making and unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban politics in South Korea’, 6-Nov-2020

For (Asia) urbanists, there is an exciting virtual symposium taking place this Friday 6 November 2020, organised by jointly by York University, Canada and by the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto. The symposium, rescheduled from its original March 2020 schedule due to COVID-19, is to address ‘Making and Unmaking […]

PhD Success

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I haven’t had a moment to put together PhD success of my former doctoral students. Here is a summary of those celebratory memories in recent years, together with my wholehearted congratulations to all of them and best wishes to their career. The oral examinations in 2020 under COVID-19 constraints were particularly challenging, as they had […]

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