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

Ebru Gencer| March 14th 2017|Categories: REALISING INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, Resilient Cities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ebru Gencer

Ebru Gencer

Executive Director at CUDRR+R
Ebru Gencer is the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, an independent research organisation based in New York City. She is an urban planner specialized in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Dr Gencer is also the Co-Chair of the Urban Planning Advisory Group to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction and to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, New York.
Ebru Gencer

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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Making Cities Safer for Women and Girls, Part II

Kathryn Travers & Margaret Shaw & Kassandra McCleery| March 9th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kathryn Travers & Margaret Shaw & Kassandra McCleery

Kathryn Travers is Executive Director of Women in Cities International (WICI) and works as a global consultant on issues of gender, safety and urban development and governance. She promotes an intersectional approach to broaden the understanding of women’s safety and to explore new related issues like accessibility, essential services, and adolescence. Kathryn has led the development of new and innovative tools for capturing data about women’s and girls’ safety experiences in urban environments and has led training workshops in several countries. She has extensive experience in working with diverse populations in the global North and South.

Margaret Shaw is a sociologist and criminologist working as an independent consultant, and formerly Director of Analysis and Exchange at the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) in Montréal, Canada. She worked as a research and policy advisor in the Home Office, England, and in Canada, at Concordia University, and as a Research Consultant to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments on issues including women’s imprisonment, evaluation, restorative justice, and policing. For UN-Habitat’s Safer Cities Programme, she worked on issues of youth at risk, and youth participation and urban governance.

Kassandra McCleery holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from McGill University. With a bachelor in International Relations and Diplomacy from Ohio State University, she approaches the challenges of urban development and governance from a global perspective. She has worked with Women and Cities International (WICI) in Montréal, Canada, and carried out a consultation for UN-Habitat’s “Safer Cities” program. Kassandra is especially interested in the intersection of climate change and gender in urban areas. Currently Kassandra is pursuing her planning career in Paris, France.

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The experiences of women and girls in cities, and their use of the city and its public spaces, are strongly impacted by their gender. Violence and the threat of violence is a pervasive problem that affects communities and cities everywhere. In their two-part contribution, our authors Kathryn Travers, Margaret Shaw, and Kassandra McCleery analyse the gendered realities of urban space and how to make it safer and inclusive for all urban citizens.

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Making Cities Safer for Women and Girls, Part I

Kathryn Travers & Margaret Shaw & Kassandra McCleery| March 8th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kathryn Travers & Margaret Shaw & Kassandra McCleery

Kathryn Travers is Executive Director of Women in Cities International (WICI) and works as a global consultant on issues of gender, safety and urban development and governance. She promotes an intersectional approach to broaden the understanding of women’s safety and to explore new related issues like accessibility, essential services, and adolescence. Kathryn has led the development of new and innovative tools for capturing data about women’s and girls’ safety experiences in urban environments and has led training workshops in several countries. She has extensive experience in working with diverse populations in the global North and South.

Margaret Shaw is a sociologist and criminologist working as an independent consultant, and formerly Director of Analysis and Exchange at the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) in Montréal, Canada. She worked as a research and policy advisor in the Home Office, England, and in Canada, at Concordia University, and as a Research Consultant to the federal, provincial, and municipal governments on issues including women’s imprisonment, evaluation, restorative justice, and policing. For UN-Habitat’s Safer Cities Programme, she worked on issues of youth at risk, and youth participation and urban governance.

Kassandra McCleery holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from McGill University. With a bachelor in International Relations and Diplomacy from Ohio State University, she approaches the challenges of urban development and governance from a global perspective. She has worked with Women and Cities International (WICI) in Montréal, Canada, and carried out a consultation for UN-Habitat’s “Safer Cities” program. Kassandra is especially interested in the intersection of climate change and gender in urban areas. Currently Kassandra is pursuing her planning career in Paris, France.

Latest posts by Kathryn Travers & Margaret Shaw & Kassandra McCleery (see all)

The experiences of women and girls in cities, and their use of the city and its public spaces, are strongly impacted by their gender. Violence and the threat of violence is a pervasive problem that affects communities and cities everywhere. In their two-part contribution, our authors Kathryn Travers, Margaret Shaw, and Kassandra McCleery analyse the gendered realities of urban space and how to make it safer and inclusive for all urban citizens.

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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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