Programme Director & Professorial Research Fellow

PhD, Geography, Clark University


Harvey Neo’s research focuses on critical urban studies, citizen urban science and policy-making as well as nature-society interactions. Previously an Associate Professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore, Dr. Neo is also one of the editors of Geoforum, an Associate Editor of Regional Studies, Regional Science and a Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board, Geographies of Justice and Social Transportation Book Series.

Dr. Neo leads the Cities Cluster Research on “The Future of Asian Cities”. Amongst other things, he is interested in how a citizen-centric urban science can be practised and sustained in tandem with “big data”, and in so doing, how it can influence urban policies positively. The future of such citizen urban science will be studied across several Southeast Asian cities, including Phnom Penh, Jakarta and Manila.