Hsi-Chuan (Andrew) Wang
Hsi-Chuan is the 2021-2022 IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow. He holds a Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism from Washington University in St. Louis. His area of interest includes spatial inequality through different perspectives, scales, and themes to interpret how they may affect the broader pursuit of urban sustainability. He engages with three research directions: (1) assessing the metabolisms and quality of life in cities in an era of globalization, (2) comparing the models of informal settlement planning in the Global South, and (3) evaluating the impacts of settlement interventions on marginalized groups and the urban future in the Global North. At IMFG, he will study the fiscal health of Accra, Ghana, to map out the challenges of settlement improvements. He looks forward to developing comparative case studies of settlement planning in Latin America. He was a professional urban planner in the Urban Development Bureau of Kaohsiung City, focusing on brownfield redevelopment and urban renewal.