Year: 2015

Cover visual for new book, Planetary Gentrification (Polity Press)

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Happy to see the final cover visual for the forthcoming new book of mine, co-authored with Loretta Lees (Leicester) and Ernesto López-Morales (University of Chile, Santiago). This book reflects on our collective project to rethink gentrification outside the usual Western suspects, and to locate gentrification in wider processes of urbanisation. Book description: At the beginning of […]

Job ad: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Urban Research Group of City University of Hong Kong

A very exciting position for early career scholars with a focus on urban China. This is an announcement of a postdoctoral fellow position to be based at the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, working with its urban research group. Please contact Dr Bart Wissink at  if you are interested. Postdoctoral Fellow at […]

Wonderful line-up of speakers for #AAG2015 sessions: Contextualising Rights in Urban Protests against Displacement

Following up on my earlier post that announced the call for papers for organising sessions at the forthcoming annual conference of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago in April 2015 (for the original CFP, please click here), it is with great pleasure to see the wonderful line-up of speakers, both paper presenters and panel session members, […]


October 2015: A visit to Seoul to take part in the Seoul as a Model of Progressive City conference organised by a number of Korean institutions including Seoul Institute, 15-16 October. My talk was on “Progressive Cities and the Genealogy of Urban Rights”. Also gave a paper in the mini-Conference on Gentrification in the Context of East […]


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