Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Communities and society , Democracy, devolution and governance , Housing and planning , Transport and infrastructure , Welfare and equalities

How can we make urban planning work for women?

Summary

Urban planning and governance requires gender sensitivity if it is to be sustainable, equitable, and effective. ‘Mainstreaming’ gender considerations into planning processes takes urban planning beyond the realm of making service and infrastructure management more efficient, and into solving issues of social, economic and political equity – promoting civic engagement among women and minorities in the process. This briefing will be useful to those who have a role or interest in public planning or in achieving gender equality.

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