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Gavin Shatkin

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Director, MS in Urban Planning and Policy & MA, International Affairs; Professor of Public Policy & Architecture

Professor Shatkin has a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs (75%) and the School of Architecture (25%). His research focuses primarily on globalization and urban poverty in Southeast Asian cities. His most recent book, Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia’s Urban Politics (Cornell, 2017) examines the phenomenon of privatized real estate megaprojects in Asian cities. He has published articles in a number of journals, including Urban Studies, Environment and Planning, The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Cities, and Land Use Policy.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, Shatkin was an associate professor of urban planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He was also a faculty associate in the Center for South Asian Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Contesting the Indian City: Global Visions and the Politics of the Local. Editor. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

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    PhD, Rutgers University

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