Navigating Integration: Implementing Intersectional and Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Gender-Inclusive Planning

Jiayi Jin*

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This paper Integrating gender-inclusive planning within urban development is essential for fostering equitable and sustainable communities. This paper examines the implementation of intersectional and culturally sensitive strategies in gender-inclusive planning in Newcastle's West End, addressing the multifaceted needs of diverse communities in the neighbourhood. It delves into the complexities of planning urban spaces and services influenced by gender-related security concerns and mixed-cultural sensitivity issues. Grounded in feminist geographical theory, the research acknowledges the gendered characteristics of community spaces and neighbourhood locations. Employing a qualitative, critical, and feminist approach to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the study aims to understand and express the temporal and spatial dimensions of work and living patterns in the neighbourhoods, along with identifying issues and requirements for enhancement. The participatory GIS approach empowers participants at every research stage, promoting the active engagement of marginalised groups in collaborative mapping and representation. The findings illuminate the intricate interplay between gender and spatial divisions, highlighting the experiences of women and girls, their joys and fears linked with urban public spaces. This initiative bridges critical feminist urban geography and spatial planning, amplifying women and girls' voices, innovations, and struggles navigating and challenging gendered urban spaces.


ConferenceWomen designing and planning for social equality
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion keywords

  • Gender Equality

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