How Women and Men Experience the City. Gender in an Informal Urban Context

Paula Meth| March 7th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Paula Meth

Paula Meth

Paula Meth is a Reader in the Urban Studies and Planning Department at the University of Sheffield. She works on gender, violence and housing in the global South, including South Africa and India.
Paula Meth

Cities have complex relationships with gender. They challenge some models of traditional femininity and masculinity, and reinforce others. Our author Paula Meth explains how gendered relations play out in informal urban settlements.

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From Blade Runner to Habitat IV – How livelihoods can make or break the City of Tomorrow

Edmundo Werna| January 10th 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , |

Edmundo Werna

Edmundo Werna

Edmundo Werna worked for over 35 years on different aspects of urban development with particular attention to municipal management, livelihoods and housing. He started his career in the 1980s in field activities such as territorial planning and upgrading of low-income settlements, moving on to policy advice and academic research. Werna joined the UN in 1998 and is currently with the ILO (International Labour Office). He has a PhD degree in urban development from the University of London (UK).
Edmundo Werna

"Our Struggle for Global Sustainability will be won or lost in cities", said Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations. The present article argues that our struggle for good urbanisation will be won or lost depending on the opportunities and conditions of work.

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