Gender walks in the city: A study on gender responsive planning and neighbourhood design

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Abstract

This research investigates gender walks as a possible method for knowledge-gathering in the urban planning and design process. The research is positioned within the field of gender-sensitive design, which aims to tackle gender inequalities in cities. The project ascertains the complexity of intersectional gender-aware design and therefore looks to utilise the potentials of walking - in its simplicity and effectiveness - as a responding strategy. A comparison of three existing gender walk practices and insights gained from the walks outlines the criteria for the initial design of an ideal gender walk method. The potential and limitation of the method are tested through its implementation, the analysis of the findings and the development of design responses with participants. The theoretical knowledge gained on gender-aware planning and the complexity of the issue in sociological perspective will provide support and critique for the ongoing City Centre Transformation Programme, to optimise public spaces for women’s inclusion and enjoyment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts: XXIX CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON URBAN FORM
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Redevelopment and Revitalisation A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Place of PublicationŁódź, Poland
PublisherŁódź University of Technology Press
Pages80-80
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)97883667417060
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2022
EventISUF 2022 (the 29th International Seminar on Urban Form): ‘Urban Redevelopment and Revitalization: A multidisciplinary perspective’ - Lodz University of Technology, Lodz and Cracow, Poland
Duration: 6 Sep 202211 Sep 2022
https://isuf2022.org/

Conference

ConferenceISUF 2022 (the 29th International Seminar on Urban Form)
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityLodz and Cracow
Period6/09/2211/09/22
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