Mike Douglass is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa where he was also the Director of the Globalization Research Center. He received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA. From 2012-2018 at the National University of Singapore he was Professor and Leader of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster in the Asian Research Institute and Professor in Sociology and in the LKY School of Public Policy. He previously taught at the Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands) and at the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia (U.K.). He was a Visiting Scholar/Professor at Thammasat University, Tokyo University, Stanford University, UCLA, the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements, and NUS. He was a Research Associate at the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (Nagoya), and Senior Regional Economist for UN Habitat in Indonesia. He has been a consultant for major international development and donor agencies as well as national and local
governments in Asia.