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

Jin, Jiayi, Bertolino, Nadia and Huang, Kexin (2022) Gender walks in the city: A study on gender responsive planning and neighbourhood design. In: Book of Abstracts: XXIX CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON URBAN FORM: Urban Redevelopment and Revitalisation A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Łódź University of Technology Press, Łódź, Poland, p. 80. ISBN 97883667417060

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISUF 2022 (the 29th International Seminar on Urban Form): ‘Urban Redevelopment and Revitalization: A multidisciplinary perspective’; Lodz and Cracow, Poland, 06-11 Sep 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cities, Exploratory Walks, Gender dynamics, Social sustainability, Urban design and planning
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2022 15:49
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2022 16:00

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