Faculty article earns GPEIG Faculty honorable mention

October 7, 2019

A journal article by assistant professor Mi Shih received an honorable mention award by the Global Planning Educators Interest Group (GPEIG) Faculty Best Journal Article Award Committee, it was announced in September. The article ‘Development Rights: Regulating Vertical Urbanism in Taiwan’ published in Planning Theory and Practice (Volume 19, 2018).

In the award selection, the committee noted that “the article is an original and important topic whose application extends beyond Taiwan to large cities globally and also draws a strong link between planning ideology and planning regulations.”

The award was presented at the 2019 ACSP conference in Greenville, SC in October.

Dr. Shih she teaches graduate courses in Planning Methods and International Urbanization and Housing Issues, while at the undergraduate level she teaches Research Methods and The Urban World.

Dr. Shih’s research involves two major areas. While building on ethnographic fieldwork methods, she examines Chinese urbanization, particularly focusing on the role of the state, shifting urban-rural boundaries, displacement, people’s livelihood changes, and social conflicts over land development. Utilizing mixed research methods, her second research area focuses on planning regulation, land development rights, land assembly instruments, and discursive and institutional practices of value capture in urban development in Taiwan. She has published numerous articles in scholarly and professional journals including International Development and Planning ReviewPlanning Theory & PracticeLand Use PolicyJournal of Planning Education and ResearchEnvironment and Planning A, and Urban Studies.

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