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Staff Biography

[Photo: Hyun Bang Shin] Dr Hyun Bang SHIN
Lecturer in Urban Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE, and CASE Associate

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Research Interests:
  • Political and economic dynamics of urban (re-)development
  • socio-spatial implications of East Asian urban development
  • Urban governance and community participation
  • Housing and social change
  • Mega-events and social legacy
  • Transitional cities, especially cities in post-reform China
Current Research Projects:
  • Social Legacy of Mega-events: The case of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games in China. Funded by the STICERD/LSE Annual Fund New Researcher Award, 2009-2010, 20,000 (as Principal Investigator)
  • Pushing ahead with mega-events: The housing outcomes of mega-event hosting on low-income families in China. Funded by the British Academy Small Research Grant, 2008-2009, £7,420 (as Principal Investigator; Dr Bingqin Li, LSE, as Co-Investigator)
Selected Publications:
  • Life in the shadow of mega-events: Beijing Sumemr Olympiad and its impact on housing.Journal for Asian public Policy, 2(2): 122-141, 2009.

  • Residential redevelopment and entrepreneurial local state: The implications of Beijing's shifting emphasis on urban redevelopment policies.Urban Studies, 46(13): 2815-2839, 2009.

  • Property-based redevelopment and gentrification: The case of Seoul, South Korea.Geoforum, 40(5): 906-917, 2009.

  • Living on the edge: Financing post-displacement housing in urban redevelopment projects in SeoulEnvironment and Urbanization, 20(2): 411-426, 2008

  • Residential redevelopment and social impacts in Beijingin F. Wu (ed.), China's Emerging Cities: The making of new urbanism, London: Routledge (2007)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Migrants, Landlords and their Uneven Experiences of the Beijing Olympic Games
    Bingqin Li, Hyun Bang Shin, July 2012
    Paper No' CASE/163: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Right to the city and critical reflections on property rights activism in China’s urban renewal contexts
    Hyun Bang Shin, December 2011
    Paper No' CASE/156: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Driven to swim with the tide? Urban redevelopment and community participation in China
    Hyun Bang Shin, February 2008
    Paper No' CASE/130: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.