Invited Talks

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 […]

Book Launch, “On the Margins of Urban South Kore: Core Location as Method and Praxis”, 25-Sep-2020

This new edited volume entitled ‘On the Margins of Urban South Korea: Core Location as Method and Praxis’ is an important volume that is interdisciplinary and adventurous while critical and insightful. It brings together colleagues who have been working on urban Korea from various disciplinary perspectives, and makes a great contribution to the on-going efforts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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