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

May 5, 2022

Linda Peake Honoured with Dean’s Research Excellence Award

Linda Peake, Principal Investigator for GenUrb, was recently recognized for a York University Dean’s Research Excellence Award, under the Environmental and Urban Change Faculty. The award […]
April 6, 2022

Dr. Penn Ip Authors New Article on Shanghai’s Workers’ New Villages and Covid-19

Dr. Penn Ip (Shanghai CRT) recently published an article on the pandemic and Shanghai’s Workers’ New Villages in Sixth Tone. This article highlights the Shanghai CRT’s […]
March 10, 2022

Dr. Penn Ip Co-Authors New Book on Workers’ New Villages in Shanghai

Dr. Penn Tsz Ting Ip (Shanghai CRT), Dr. Zhang Yu and Dr. Liu Xi co-authored The Ordinary Women: Qualitative Research on Workers’ New Villages in Shanghai […]
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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.