Leslie Kern on the future of the ‘man-made’ city
4 Aug 2023
Leslie Kern on the future of the ‘man-made’ city

Professor Leslie Kern explores how the intricate relationship between gender, intersectionality, and gentrification affects the experience of women and gender non-conforming individuals living in the city. How does city design exacerbate inequality and exclusion, and is gentrification inevitable?

Leslie Kern

Leslie Kern, PhD, is the author of three books about cities, including Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies and Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World. She is an Associate Professor of Geography and Environment and Women’s and Gender Studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Kern's research has earned a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, a National Housing Studies Achievement Award, and several national multi-year grants. She is also an award-winning teacher. Kern's writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vox, Bloomberg CityLab, and Refinery29.

Flavia Russo

Flavia Russo is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. After gaining her MSc in international development from KCL, she worked as a translator and researcher in the non-profit and political risk sectors. There, she gained experience conducting qualitative and ethnographic research, from which her passion for analysing cultural and behavioural trends develops. When not working, Flavia loves spending time with her many cats and dogs, travelling to exotic locations, or playing tennis.