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Urban Asias – Essays on Futurity Past and Present

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314 scape Design in the Planning of Chinese Cities, 1912-1949. Dr. Chu earned her Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a founding member and current President of Docomomo Hong Kong Chapter. Jamie Gillen is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore. His research interests center on the urban and cultural geographies of Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Analytically much of his work centers on tourism. One of his current research projects extends out of this book chapter to understand how the city is conceptualized and practiced by Asian smallholders. He has a relatively new book out entitled Entrepreneurialism and Tourism in Contemporary Vietnam (2016, Lexington Books) and recent manuscripts in Area, Antipode, and Tourist Studies. Nausheen H. Anwar is Associate Professor City & Regional Planning, Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts (SSLA), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan. She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University. She has authored a book: Infrastructure Redux: Crisis, Progress in Industrial Pakistan & Beyond (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), and is the recipient of several grants: a 3-year grant from the International Development Research Center (IDRC) on “Gender and Violence in ong>Urbanong> Pakistan”; and an 18-month grant from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on “Climate Adaptation, Land Acquisition and Security: the Gendered Politics of Dispossession in Pakistan”. D. Asher Ghertner is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, and Director of the South Asian Studies Program, at Rutgers University. He has carried out long-term field research in Delhi’s informal settlements and written widely on mass evictions, slum demolition, and speculative urbanism in India. He is the author of Rule by Aesthetics: World- Class City Making in Delhi (Oxford University Press, 2015). Indrawan Prabaharyaka is a researcher at Munich Center of Technology in Society, Technical University of Munich, where he is part of a research collective called Infrastructure and Participation. His current research project focuses on politics and languages of designing sanitation infrastructures in Jakarta, Indonesia.

315 CONTRIBUTORS Eli Elinoff is a lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington. His research examines politics, citizenship, and urban environmental transformation in Thailand and Southeast Asia. He has published work in South East Asia Research, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Contemporary Southeast Asia, and The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research addresses how citizenship is changing as a result of migration in countries like China, Myanmar and Singapore. Prior to joining NUS, she was a lecturer at the University of Leeds. She completed her PhD at University College London. John Taylor is an activist and urban planner. He now lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh where he serves as UNDP’s International Project Manager for the National ong>Urbanong> Poverty Reduction Programme. Previously he was the founder and director of the Indonesian NGO Kota Kita, promoting participatory approaches to urban development. He has participated in and supported the ong>Urbanong> Social Forum since it began in 2013. Zane Kripe is a PhD student at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her research is about technology start-ups in Southeast Asia and production in the new economy. She also lectures courses on Digital Anthropology and Information Society. Carol Upadhya, a social anthropologist, is Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, where she directs the ong>Urbanong> and Mobilities Studies research program. Upadhya has been researching and writing on changing alignments of class, caste and capital in contemporary India for over three decades, including agricultural development and class formation in Coastal Andhra, software capital and labor and the ‘new’ middle class, and transnational migration and regional diasporas. Upadhya’s current projects focus on the urbanization of rural landscapes in Andhra Pradesh and the restructuring of land, labor and livelihoods in Bangalore. She is the author of Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016).