Year: 2019

Invited talk at Khazanah Research Institute

On 16th December 2019, it was my pleasure to visit the Khazanah Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss potential research collaborations with Dr Suraya Ismail who also showed me around her social housing project sites. On 17th December, I visited the institute again to give a talk entitled, “Contesting Property Hegemony in Asian […]

Book Launch: “Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities and Housing in Asia”

On 3rd December 2019, LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, along with the Department of Geography and Environment, co-hosted the book launch for the 2019 book “Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities and Housing in Asia” that I co-edited with Dr. Yi Ling Chen (Associate Professor of Global and Area Studies and Geography, University of Colorado Boulder) (see the […]

RC21 Conference in Delhi, India

From  15th – 22nd September 2019, RC21 conference, “In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures” was held in Delhi, India, and the visit to Delhi was a memorable one. At the conference, I convened sessions entitled “The Urban Spectre of ‘Global China’ and Critical Reflections on its Spatiality” together with my co-investigators […]

Keynote at O.P. Jindal Global University, India

On 21st September 2019, I enjoyed the visit to O.P. Jindal Global University to give a keynote at the Inter-Disciplinary Workshop in Development Studies organised by the Centre for New Economics Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs. The workshop’s theme was “Urban Transformations”, and my keynote was entitled “Urban Transformation with ‘Asian Style’: Reflections on […]

New Annals AAG paper published

Happy to see the final publication of this new paper, “Contextualizing Accumulation by Dispossession: The State and High-Rise Apartment Clusters in Gangnam, Seoul”, from the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The fruition of this co-authored paper has taken many years, and it’s great to conclude this project with this output. Abstract: In an […]

Invited talk at a workshop organised by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements

From 27th August to 31st August 2019, I was in Seoul, South Korea, attending the workshop “Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation” hosted by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements and organised by Dr Se-Hoon Park at KRIHS. My own talk was entitled “Urban Transformation with ‘Korean Style’: Lessons from Property-based Redevelopment […]


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