Urbanization, gender, and the global south: A transformative knowledge network

Situated within the dynamic early 21st century context of urbanization, this partnership conducts research and engages in public education and policy enrichment in seven strategically chosen cities in lower middle-income countries. It aims to advance understanding of how the relationship between poverty and inequality is being transformed, focusing in particular on how this is reconstituting gender relations and women’s right to the city. The partnership is timely given that it was only very recently that the majority of the world’s population began living in urban centres, with urbanization fueled by rapid urban population growth in the urban global south (through natural increase and migration) and largely unrestrained capital mobility and accumulation.

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News Highlights

April 27, 2021

New Publication: Elsa Koleth and Cristina Temenos

Elsa Koleth and Cristina Temenos co-authored “Let them sing!” The paradoxes of gender mainstreaming in urban policy and urban scholarship, published in Urban Geography in March. […]
April 20, 2021

Job Advertisement – Post-Doctoral Fellow

Click here for PDF. The GenUrb project is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to join our SSHRC funded project, Urbanization, Gender, and the Global south: […]
April 6, 2021

AAG Annual Meeting: COVID-19 and Circulations of Care in the City

Catch members of our City Research Teams and academic collaborations at the American Association of Geographer’s Annual Meeting. Presenting under the theme “Geographers and COVID-19: Setting […]
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Lens In Bloom Photo Dairy - Shanghai

GenUrb's Shanghai city team partnered with Vox Photo Project in this seminal photo diary. Lens In Bloom involved eleven women in the city of Shanghai, who were basic photography skills and documented their daily lives under the themes of Everyday Objects, Everyday Feelings and The Good Old Days. Previously exhibited at the Yuwatai Art Center from 8th to 13th June, 2019, the photo diary is now available online in pdf format. Click below to discover more.