Global Urban Studies Cluster

News and Archives


16 November 2015

The Airport and the Territory: Cross Border Flows in the Singapore-Johor-Riau Tri-national Region

9 November 2015

The Future of Urban Studies and Asia's Place in It: A Roundtable Discussion with Professor John Hannigan

15 October 2015

Friendship, Curiosity & the City: Dementia Friends & Memory Walks in Liverpool

18 September 2015

From Kampungs to Condos: Land Transformation and the Changing Social Ecology of Land in Jakarta, Indonesia

16 September 2015

The (Geo)politics of Urban Transformation in Indonesia: An Open Meeting with Professor Eric Sheppard

4 May 2015

03-FLATS Film Screening and Discussion

8 - 9 April 2015

Food and the Global Asian City Conference (Download Workshop Programme)

7 April 2015

Book Launch of Eating Together: Food, Space and Identity in Malaysia and Singapore

13 March 2015

Seminar by Prof. Donald McNeill
The Cultural Economy of Property Development: Figuring "Asian Urbanism" in Central Sydney

11 March 2015

Roundtable Discussion with Prof. Gavin Jones and Prof. Neil Brenner
The "Thoroughgoing Urbanisation of East and Southeast Asia" & "Urban Theory Without an Outside": A Meeting of Regional and Planetary Perspective on Urbanisation.



20 November 2014

Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai Seminar by Dr. Andrew Alan Johnson

16 - 17 October 2014

The Quotidian Anthropocene Workshop (program available) by Asia Research Institute

25 August 2014

2014 Cluster Update Newsletter

18 August 2014

Ananya Roy Seminar (full video available)

14 - 15 August 2014

Urban Aspirations Asia: A Graduate Urban Studies Workshop (program available)

19 February 2014

Asian-Australian housing relationships: An international assemblage of economic, technical and cultural practices by Dr Dallas Rogers



13 November 2013

Seminar by Prof Tim Cresswell

4 November 2013

Book launch and seminar by Prof D. Parthasarathy

5 - 6 September 2013
CFP: Workshop on Friendship in the Convivial City, deadline March 1 2013

19 August 2013

Conversations Over Walls: Friendship and Aspiration Amongst Low Wage Migrants in Singapore and Dubai by Dr Laavy Kathiravelu

13 August 2013

Research Collaboration Meeting with Humboldt University

5 August 2013

A Walk in the Park: Singapore’s Green Corridor in Light of Manhattan’s High Line by Prof David Strand

22 - 23 July 2013

Workshop on Geographies of Aspiration: Urban Places, Constitutive Connections and Methodological Innovations, co-organized with cities@manchester, University of Manchester, UK and Asian Urbanisms Cluster, ARI

1 - 2 July 2013

Workshop on Asian Urbanisms in Theory and Practice: The Future of the Vernacular City, co-organized by Urban Knowledge Network Asia, NL

9 May 2013

Narratives of Scale: Desire and Memory in Karachi's Urban Space by Ms Naiza Khan

23 April 2013

The changing practice of recreational running in cities: questioning how exercise comes to happen in particular urban environments by Dr Russell Hitchings

7 February 2013

Dr Jayeeta Sharma: Empire Food to Post-Colonial City: Circulating Foodscapes in London, Toronto, and Singapore

5 - 6 February 2013

"Hacking the City" and "The Future of Things" by Dr Chris Speed

22 January 2013
Seminar entitled 'Singapore: a Rapidly Rising World City in East Asia Specialization Network', by A/P Ma Lili



Research Clusters Spring Newsletter 2012

5 - 6 December 2012

"The housing problem and rise of the social housing movement in Taiwan" by A/P Huang Liling at FASS (6th) and "Regenerating the inner city through socially inclusive planning in Wanhwa, Taipei" at ARI (5th)

19 October 2012

Workshop on Visualizing the City, by the Future Cities Lab

2 October 2012

Seminar entitled "Labour and the Social Production of Urban Built Spaces in Delhi" by Dr T.G. Suresh

Research Clusters Fall Newsletter 2012

5 September 2012

Research Collaboration Discussion with Prof Richard T Legates

2 July 2012

'How Much Can You Prepare for a Disaster?: Lessons from Fukushima' Talk by Susumu Tanaka, NEC's Chief Manager

9 April - 15 September 2012

Call for Papers: "Sustainable Cities", Annual Conference for the Consortium of African and Asian Studies (CAAS), 28-30 January 2013, NUS

3 April 2012

Seminar entitled "After the 1997 Financial Crisis: The Behavior and Implications of a New Cohort of Street Vendors"by Dr Chuthatip Maneepong

23 March 2012

Talk by Ms Annie Koo, Fulbright Fellow, on 'Comparing the Singaporean and American Dreams: Cultural Constructs of Housing'

29 February 2012

Seminar on 'Development of the Arts Institution in Singapore as a Global Creative City' by Dr Kenichi Kawasaki

Publications 2008

Year 2008

  • Adnan, S. (2008). Contestations regarding identity, nationalism and citizenship during the struggles of the indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. International Review of Modern Sociology, 34(1), 313-332.

  • Clancey, G. (2008). Natural Disaster: East Asia. In P. Stearns (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Goh, D. P. S. (2008). From Colonial Pluralism to Postcolonial Multiculturalism: Race, State Formation and the Question of Cultural Diversity in Malaysia and Singapore. Sociology Compass, 2(1), 232-252.

  • Ho, K. C. (Ed.). (2008). Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia. New York: Routledge.

  • Ho, K. C. (2008). Governing Cities: Civic spaces, civil society and urban politics. In M. Douglass, K. C. Ho & L. O. Giok (Eds.), Globalization, the city and civil society in Pacific Asia (pp. 50-66). New York: Routledge.

  • Ho, K. C. (2008). Globalization, the city and civil society in Pacific Asia. In M. Douglass, K. C. Ho & L. O. Giok (Eds.), Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia (pp. 1-27). New York: Routledge.

  • Mobrand, E. (2008). Struggles over Unlicensed Housing in Seoul, 1960-1980. Urban Studies.

  • Skelton, T., Anderson, J., Askins, K., Cook, I., Desforges, L., Evans, J., et al. (2008). What is geography’s contribution to making citizens? Geography, 93(1), 34-39.

  • Skelton, T. (2008). Children young people, UNICEF and participation. In S. Aitken, R. Lund & A. T. Kjørholt (Eds.), Global Childhoods: Globalization, Development and Young People (pp. 165-181). London: Routledge.

  • Yeoh, B. S. A., & Huang, S. S. L. (2008). Heterosexualities and the global(ising) city in Asia: Introduction. Asian Studies Review, 32, 1-6.

  • Yeoh, B. S. A., & Huang, S. S. L. (2008). Heritage policies in Singapore. In K. F. Lian & C. K. Tong (Eds.), Social Policy in Post-Industrial Singapore (Vol. 17, pp. 299-331). Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.

  • Yeung, H. W. C., Poon, J., & Hsu, J. Y. (2008). External leveraging and technological upgrading among East Asian firms in the United States. European Planning Studies, 16(1), 99-118.

  • Yeung, H. W. C. (2008). Globalizing China: the rise of mainland Chinese firms in the global economy. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 49(1), 57-86.

  • Yeung, H. W. C. (2008). Industrial clusters and production networks in Southeast Asia: a global production networks approach. In I. Kuroiwa & M. H. Toh (Eds.), Production Networks and Industrial Clusters: Integrating Economies in Southeast Asia (pp. 83-120). Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

  • Yeung, H. W. C. (2008). Perspectives on inter-organizational relations in economic geography. In S. Cropper, M. Ebers, C. Huxham & P. S. Ring (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations (pp. 473-501). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Yeung, H. W. C. (2008). Ethnic entrepreneurship and the internationalization of Chinese capitalism in Asia. In L. P. Dana (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (pp. 757-798). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Publications 2009

Year 2009

  • BISHOP, R. (2009). Mumbai: City as Target: Introduction. Theory Culture & Society(26, no. 7-8), 263-277.

  • BISHOP, R. (2009). What Does It Mean to Occupy the House of Your Enemy: Thoughts on the Megacities Colloquium in Johannesburg. In L. Farber (Ed.), Representations and Spatial Practices in Urban South Africa (pp. 260-266): Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg Press.

  • BISHOP, R. (2009). Forty Years of Structure, Sign and Play: Introduction. Theory and Event.

  • BISHOP, R. (2009). What Does It Mean to Occupy the House of Your Enemy: Thoughts on the Megacities Colloquium in Johannesburg. In.

  • BRENDA, Y. S. A. (2009). Emigration. In R. K. a. N. Thrift (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Oxford:: Elsevier.

  • BRENDA, Y. S. A. (2009). Street-naming and Nation-building: Toponymic Inscriptions of Nationhood in Singapore. In L. D. Berg & a. J. Vuolteenaho (Eds.), Critical Toponymies: The Contested Politics of Place Naming. Surrey and Burlington:: Ashgate.

  • BRENDA, Y. S. A. (2009). Negotiating gender ideologies and identities: PRC Chinese women as transnational migrants in Global-City Singapore. In E. B.-R. a. Y. Sternberg (Ed.), Transnationalism: Diasporas and the Advent of a New (Dis)Order. Leiden and Boston:: Brill.

  • CHANG, C. T. (2009). The shophouse hotel: Vernacular heritage in creative Singapore. Urban Studies, 341-367.

  • CHONG, H. K. (2009). The Neighbourhood in the Creative Economy: Policy, Practice and Place in Singapore. Urban Studies.

  • GOH BOON HUA, R. (2009). Competitive Cities and Human Scales: The Semiotics of Urban Excess. Semiotica.

  • GOH PEI SIONG, D. (2009). Chinese Religion and the Challenge of Modernity: Syncretism, Hybridization and Transfiguration. Asian Journal of Social Science, 107-137.

  • GOH PEI SIONG, D. (2009). Resistance and the Contradictory Rationalities of State Formation in British Malaya and the American Philippines. In Sociology and Empire: Duke University Press.

  • HENDRIC, M.-O. (2009). Two Asian malls: urban shopping centre development in Singapore and Japan. Asia Pacific Business Review, 123-135.

  • HENDRIK, M.-O. (2009). Japanese Workplaces in Transition: Employee Perceptions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • HENDRIK, M.-O. (2009). Labour Market and Labour Market Policies for the Aging Society. In F. e. a. Coulmas (Ed.), The Demographic Challenge. A Handbook (pp. 947-962). Leiden: Brill.

  • HENRY, Y. W. C. (2009). Transnational corporations, global production networks, and urban and regional development. GROWTH AND CHANGE, 197-226.

  • HENRY, Y. W. C. (2009). Regional development and the competitive dynamics of global production networks: An East Asian perspective. REGIONAL STUDIES, 325-351.

  • HENRY, Y. W. C. (2009). "Continental drift? Development issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 3-6.

  • HENRY, Y. W. C. (2009). Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia. In Henry & W.-c. Yeung (Eds.), Globalizing Regional Development in East Asia: Production Networks, Clusters, and Entrepreneurship. London:: Routledge.

  • INGRID, H. (2009). Activism, Academia, and the Humanist Aporia: Indymedia intensified in the age of neo-liberal globalisation. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 199-227.

  • KONG, L. (2009). Situating Muslim geographies. In P. H. a. R. Gale (Ed.), Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities (pp. 171-192). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  • KONG, L. (2009). Singapore "missions": Local heritage sites in a global era. In W. S. a. D. Tallack (Ed.), Global Cities/Local Sites. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing.
  • KONG, L. (2009). Beyond networks and relations: Towards rethinking creative cluster theory. In L. K. a. J & O'Connor (Eds.), Creative Economies, Creative Cities: Asian-European Perspectives. Dordrecht: Springer.

  • KONG, L. (2009). Human geography: Changing approaches and emerging themes. In B. H. Chua (Ed.), Singapore Studies II (pp. 98-115). Singapore: Singapore University Press.

  • KONG, L. (2009). The notion of place in the construction of history, nostalgia and heritage. In K W Kwok & L. K. a. B. S. A. Y. C G Kwa (Eds.), Our Place in Time: Exploring Heritage and Memory in Singapore (pp. 132-151). Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society.

  • KONG, L. (2009). Introduction -our place in time: A preliminary reflection. In C. G. K. K W Kwok, L Kong and B Yeoh (Ed.), Our Place in Time: Exploring Heritage and Memory in Singapore (pp. 1-14). Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society.

  • KONG, L. (2009). Globalisation, transmigration and the renegotiation of ethnic identity. In P. D. K Olds, PF Kelly, L & K. a. H. Yeung (Eds.), Globalisation and the Asia Pacific: Contested Territories (pp. 219-237). London: Routledge.

  • LANG, G. B. (2009). Post-colonial Projects of a National Culture: Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. City, Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action.

  • LILY, K. (2009). The making of sustainable creative/cultural space: Cultural indigeneity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, 1-22.

  • LILY, K. (2009). Cultural economy: a critical review. In Z. X. a. M. Keane (Ed.), International Perspectives in the Creative Economy (in Chinese) (pp. 74-110). Beijing: Beijing Sunchime Press.

  • SARAH, S. (2009). Governmentality, territory and the U.S. Census: the 2004 Overseas Enumeration Test. Political Geography.

  • SHIRLENA, H. (2009). Geographies of everywhere and nowhere: Place-(un)making in a world city. International Development Planning Review, 227-247.

  • SHIRLENA, H. (2009). Transnationality. In R & K. a. N. Thrift (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (pp. 404-409): Oxford: Elsevier.

  • STARKWEATHER, S. (2009). Governmentality, territory and the U.S. Census: the 2004 Overseas Enumeration Test. Political Geography.

  • TANIA, R. (2009). Mumbai, India's 9/11: Accidents of a Moveable Metaphor. Theory Culture & Society, 314-328.

  • THOMPSON, E. C. (2009). Mobile Phones, Communities and Networks among Foreign Workers in Singapore. Global Networks - A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 359-380.

  • TRACEY, S. (2009). Intersections of neoliberalism, mobilities and development in the Caribbean: An introduction. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 151-157.

  • TRACEY, S. (2009). 'An Umbilical Cord to The World' The role of the Internet in D/deaf people's information and communication practices. Information, Communication & Society, 44-65.

  • TRACEY, S. (2009). The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. In R & K. a. N. Thrift (Eds.), Social and Cultural Geography (pp. 497-499). Afghanistan.

  • TRACEY, S. (2009). The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. In R & K. a. N. Thrift (Eds.), Social and Cultural Geography (pp. 497-499). Afghanistan.

  • TRACEY, S. (2009). Cross-cultural research. In R. K. a. N. Thrift (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Compass (pp. 398-403). Oxford:: Elsevier.

  • TRACEY, S. (2009). Young, Deaf and lesbian: and portrait of Susannah. In C. a. D. Jeffrey, J. (Ed.), Telling Young Lives: Portraits of Global Youth (pp. 174 - 192). Philadelphia:: Temple University Press.

  • VICTOR, S. (2009). The Singpapore Journal of Tropical Geography: 1953 onwards. Scottish Geographical Magazine, 236-240.

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