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Engendering Cities | Designing Sustainable Urban Spaces for All

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Engendering Cities. Designing Sustainable Urban Spaces for All. Edited by Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, Michael Neuman. Routledge, 2020.

Engendering Cities examines the contemporary research, policy and practice of designing for gender in urban spaces. Gender matters in city design, yet despite legislative mandates across the globe to provide equal access to services for men and women alike, these issues are still often overlooked or inadequately addressed. This book looks at critical aspects of contemporary cities regarding gender, including topics such as transport, housing, public health, education, caring, infrastructure, as well as issues which are rarely addressed in planning, design and policy such as the importance of toilets for education and clothes washers for freeing time. In the first section, a number of chapters in the book assess past, current and projected conditions in cities vis-a-vis gender issues and needs. In the second section, the book assesses existing policy, planning and design efforts to improve women’s and men’s concerns in urban living. Finally, it proposes changes to existing policies and practices in urban planning and design, including its thinking (theory) and norms (ethics).

The book applies the current scholarship on theory and practice related to gender in a planning context, elaborating on some critical community-focused reflections on gender and design. It will be key reading for scholars and students of planning, architecture, design, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, and political science. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policy makers, providing discussion of emerging topics in the field.

Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1. Planning the Gendered City | Inés Sánchez de Madariaga and Michael Neuman

Section 1: Engendering Urban Transportation

  • Chapter 2. A Gendered View of Mobility and Transport | Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
  • Chapter 3. The Complexity of Care-Givers’ Trip Chains. Results from Gender Sensitive Mobility Surveys by Austrian Transport Planners and Consultants | Bente Knoll and Teresa Schwaninger
  • Chapter 4.. Violence Against Women in Moving Transportation in Indian cities: Reconceptualising Gendered Transport Policy | Yamini Narayanan
  • Chapter 5. Planning Mobility in Portugal with a Gender Perspective | Margarida Queirós and Nuno Marques da Costa
  • Chapter 6. Implementation of Gender and Diversity Perspectives in Transport Development Plans in Germany | Elena von den Driesch, Linda Steuer, Tobias Berg, and Carmen Leicht-Scholten
  • Chapter 7. Why Low-Income Women in the U.S. Need Automobiles | Evelyn Blumenberg

Section 2: Engendering Planning for Urban Justice

  • Chapter 8. Are Safe Cities Just Cities? | Lucile Biarrotteand Claire Hancock
  • Chapter 9. Public Toilets: The Missing Component in Designing Sustainable Urban Spaces for Women | Clara Greed
  • Chapter 10. The Everyday Life of Immigrant Women as a Struggle to Create their own Living Places | Roja Tafaroji
  • Chapter 11. Gender Mainstreaming in the Regional Discourse – Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Planning Processes | Jeanette Sebrantke, Mechtild Stiewe, Sibylle Kelp-Siekmann, and Gudrun Kemmler-Lehr
  • Chapter 12. The Gender Dimension in the Urban Policy of the EU | Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado
  • Chapter 13. Gender Mainstreaming Urban Planning and Design Processes in Greece | Charis Christodoulou

Section 3: Tools for Engendering Planning

  • Chapter 14. Gendering the Design of Cities in Aotearoa New Zealand. Are We There Yet? | Dory Reeves, Julie Fairey, Jade Kake, Emma McInnes, and Eva Zombori
  • Chapter 15. Gender Impact Assessments, a Tool for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The Case of Madrid Nuevo Norte | Inés Novella Abril
  • Chapter 16. Grounds for Future Gendered Urban Agendas | Camilla Perrone
  • Chapter 17. Epilogue – Unifying Difference and Equality Concepts to Buttress Policy | Inés Sánchez de Madariaga

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