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Where in the city is urban poverty?

Charlotte Lemanski awarded UCL Grand Challenges support

Where in the city is urban poverty?

Dr Charlotte Lemanski has been awarded a UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities Small Grant (GCSCSG) to co-organise a symposium on The city in urban poverty with Dr Colin Marx in the UCL Development Planning Unit.

The workshop will develop links between theories of geographical space and policy and planning approaches to urban poverty in Southern cities. The world's fastest growing cities are located in the global South, facing huge poverty challenges, where urban sustainability cannot be addressed without tackling urban poverty.  But how poverty is addressed depends on how it is measured, which in turn depends on its definition.

Posing the question: Where is the city in urban poverty? the event will bring together leading scholars, policymakers and NGOs seeking to bridge the gap between theoretical developments and policy-based outcomes.

The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grant scheme funds activities that lead to, or support, interdisciplinary collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments, including under the broad heading of Sustainable Cities.