Maurice Kwan-Chung Yip
Graduate assistant - doctoral fellow

University of Lausanne
Institute of geography and sustainability
Mouline - Géopolis 3540
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone +41 21 692 3074

Maurice Yip is a Graduate Assistant in Legal Geography and a PhD Candidate at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland. He works with Professor Jean Ruegg and his research team «IF - Informing Futures» in the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD). In the IGD, he co-coordinates the urban studies research collective, which is named 'Urban Matters', with Professor Céline Rozenblat.

His research stands on the shoulders of giants who developed legal geography, theorised territoriality, and studied the Global East. His ongoing thesis work on the rise of coworking spaces in East Asian cities aims to explain how and why the rhetoric of sharing is rearranging the property relations in the city, so that he can help others understand the implications of sharing urbanism for territorial planning and urban futures.

Currently, he is also affiliated to the Urban Resilience Research Center at Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan, as a visiting researcher and sits on the International Steering Committee of the East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography (EARCAG). He has previously held fellowships and visiting positions at Osaka Metropolitan University (Division of Geography, Department of Human Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, 2023) and the University of Hong Kong (Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, 2021–2022).

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