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Urban Asias – Essays on Futurity Past and Present


312 Contributors (in order of chapters) Tim Bunnell is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore. His latest book is From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). He is also the author of Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor: A Critical Geography of Intelligent Landscapes (Routledge, 2004) and co-editor of Cleavage, Connection and Conflict in Rural, ong>Urbanong> and Contemporary Asia (Springer, 2013). He was Principal Investigator of the Singapore Ministry of Education-funded project, Aspirations, ong>Urbanong> Governance and the Remaking of Asian Cities. André Sorensen is Professor in the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough. His monograph The Making of ong>Urbanong> Japan: Cities and Planning from Edo to the 21st Century (Routledge 2002) won the book prize of the International Planning History Society in 2004. His paper Taking Path Dependence Seriously (2015) published in Planning Perspectives 30 (1) 17ong>–ong>38, won the Association of European Schools of Planning Best Paper Award in 2016. His current research examines institutions, urban space, and temporal processes in urbanization and urban governance from a macro comparative institutionalist perspective, with a focus on urban land and property development, infrastructure management, and the creation of increasingly differentiated property rights in urban settings.

313 CONTRIBUTORS Christina Schwenkel is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Vietnam and Germany since the 1990s on the transnational co-production of memory and postwar reconstruction of urban infrastructure. Schwenkel is the author of The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation. Her current work examines the cultural and architectural legacies of the global Cold War through socialist circulations of knowledge, labor, and technology between Vietnam and East Germany. She is currently finishing her latest book project, Building Global Socialism: East German Design and its Afterlife in ong>Urbanong> Vietnam. Pen Sereypagna is a freelance architect and urban researcher based in Phnom Penh City. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and ong>Urbanong>ism from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh. Pagna has worked for national and international urban NGOs such as the Vann Molyvann Project, Khmer Architecture Tours and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut. He also worked as an architect at Archetype Group in Phnom Penh. Pagna started Phnom Penh Visions, a project to foster discussion around new urban ideas for Phnom Penh. More recently, he undertook a research about Genealogy of White Building, a community based research and participatory exercise in Phnom Penh. Pagna currently serves as director of the Vann Molyvann Project. Tabassum Zaman is Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). She graduated in English from Dhaka University and attained her doctoral degree in Cultural Studies in Asia from National University of Singapore (NUS). Her primary research interest is the city and popular urban discourse and her work is informed by a conscious choice of narrating the city anew. Beyond the city, cinema and literature are also broad areas of her scholastic interest. Cecilia L. Chu is Assistant Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. Her areas of expertise include history and theory of architecture and urbanism, heritage conservation, urban design, and cultural landscapes in Asia. She is Principal Investigator of two Hong Kong Research Grants Council funded projects: Speculative ong>Urbanong>ism: Modernist Planning and Housing Practices in Colonial Hong Kong, 1912-1939; and Shaping a New Moral Topography: Emergent Roles of Land-