Year: 2023

Concluding my SEAC Directorship

Yesterday marked the end of my five-year directorship of LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. They were enjoyable, exciting and fulfilling years, and I was fortunate to have met thousands of people on various occasions. The attached blog is a summary reflection on my five years. I set out to make the centre more […]

Chinese edition of Planetary Gentrification

Recently learnt our #Planetary#Gentrification book (Polity Press, 2016) is now out in Simplified Chinese, published by China Architectural Industry Press (中国建筑工业出版社). Yi Jin, my former PhD student and currently based at Nanjing University (Sociology), has kindly secured a few copies for me (see his image attached), and I can’t wait to open them. It’s good […]


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