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

October 4, 2021

Call for papers for AAG 2022 NYC Annual Meeting (Virtual Paper Session)

Title: Affective geographies of care in the neoliberal city Abstract  Urban spaces around the world have been crucial sites for unfolding processes of neoliberalization (Theodore 2020). […]
September 30, 2021

CFP AAG February 2022, NYC (virtual and in-person)

COVID-19, Mental Health and Lessons from the Pandemic  Isolation, financial loss, debt, bereavement, uncertainty, lack of control, anxiety, stress. These are some of the emotions and […]
September 10, 2021

Statement of Solidarity with Afghanistan

We, the GenUrb network, stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan. For decades, international actors have enabled the systematic plundering of Afghanistan, violence against its […]
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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.