Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance
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.
Yinnon is the Infrastructure Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow. Yinnons' interests include social equity in urban development, community planning, cultures of property development, social capital, and the politics of homeownership. As an urban planner in Israel, he specialized in social equity consulting and public services planning, especially in urban regeneration projects.
Ramesh is the 2022-2024 Mobility Network Post-Doctoral Fellow. His research interests are transport planning and policy, urban and regional development, regional inequality, the wider economic benefit of transport infrastructure, economic geography, and system thinking.
Ramesh obtained his PhD in urban and regional planning at the University of Amsterdam, focused on transport investment and regional economic development. He completed his master's degree at the University of Tokyo.
Ramesh has worked as an academician, planner, and engineer. He was a lecturer in Nepal at Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University, and a transportation planner at Nepal's Ministry of Transport, where he contributed to creating a national transport policy. He has more than eight years of professional working experience in infrastructure management as an engineer. He also writes op-ed articles on infrastructure development issues.