Women’s Right to the City: Reflections on Inclusive Urban Planning

By | 2017-06-19T17:21:24+00:00 June 7th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Traditional city design and planning often fails to recognise the complex and unequal relations between men and women in our society, says URBANET's author Ana Falú. While women’s right to the city was largely left unattended until the recent past, it is important to understand that women have always been active participants in the building of cities. Still, many challenges remain. The progress and success of city policies depends on the capacity to ensure equal conditions and opportunities for people of all genders.

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“People need to own public space” – Interview with Ebru Gencer from the Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:50+00:00 March 14th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, Resilient Cities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Urban populations face risks, not only in regard to natural disasters and climate change, but also in terms of social problems such as unsafe public spaces. In an interview with URBANET, Ebru Gencer from CUDRR+R explains how cities and local governments can make cities more resilient and manage risks effectively.

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“I hope the New Urban Agenda will be a tool” – An interview with Sonia Dias from WIEGO

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:50+00:00 March 10th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES|Tags: , , , |

Sonia Dias has been working with grassroots organizations and in the informal sector in Brazil and beyond since the 1980s. A sociologist by training, her work focusses on participatory processes in waste management, always keeping the focus on the role of women in this field. In an interview with URBANET she spoke about what women can do to better make their voice heard and be more empowered in the city.

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“Participation is a prerequisite for sustainable urban development”

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:59+00:00 September 28th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATION|Tags: , , , , |

According to Franziska Schreiber and Kaj Fischer from the think tank adelphi, innovative participation processes make cities more livable. URBANET talked to both urbanisation experts about how municipalities and residents can work together to shape their city.

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