About Ana Falú

Ana Falú - architect, professor, researcher, and feminist activist - used to be the Director of INVIHAB Research on Housing and Habitat Institute. Ana is now the Executive Director of the NGO Ciudades Feministas (CISCSA) as well as the Director of the Master Course on Housing Management and Development at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the National University of Córdoba in Argentina. She is also the co-founder of the Women and Habitat Network and the network’s Focal Point in Argentina and coordinates the UN-Habitat Gender Hub. Between 2002 and 2009, Ana Falú was Head of UNIFEM (today UN Women), first for the Andean Countries and later for Brazil and the Southern Cone countries. She studied at the National University of Tucumán in Argentina and completed her doctoral studies at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.
Inequality in Cities

Feminist Urbanism – Confronting Patriarchal Living Conditions in Urban Spaces

By |2024-01-05T12:55:05+01:00July 11th 2023|

Feminist urbanism is a concept that challenges the inequality in cities that particularly affects women among other marginalised groups. Ana Falú preps us with knowledge on how to overcome the patriarchal living conditions constituting our urban environment so far.

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

By |2023-12-19T15:22:02+01:00June 7th 2017|

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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