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-up time. In the first section, a number of chapters in the book assess past, current, and projected conditions in cities vis-à-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, the book 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.

chapter 1|15 pages

Planning the Gendered City

ByInés Sánchez de Madariaga, Michael Neuman

part Part I|113 pages

Engendering Urban Transportation

chapter 2|19 pages

A Gendered View of Mobility and Transport

Next Steps and Future Directions
ByAnastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

chapter 3|20 pages

Gendered Mobility Patterns of Carers in Austria

ByBente Knoll, Teresa Schwaninger

chapter 4|13 pages

Violence against Women in Moving Transportation in Indian Cities

Reconceptualising Gendered Transport Policy
ByYamini Narayanan

chapter 5|19 pages

Planning Mobility in Portugal with a Gender Perspective

ByMargarida Queirós, Nuno Marques da Costa

chapter 6|20 pages

Implementation of Gender and Diversity Perspectives in Transport Development Plans in Germany

ByElena von den Driesch, Linda Steuer-Dankert, Tobias Berg, Carmen Leicht-Scholten

chapter 7|20 pages

Why Low-Income Women in the US Still Need Automobiles

ByEvelyn Blumenberg

part Part II|112 pages

Engendering Planning for Urban Justice

chapter 8|21 pages

Public Toilets

The Missing Component in Designing Sustainable Urban Spaces for Women
ByClara Greed

chapter 9|15 pages

Are Safe Cities Just Cities?

A Perspective from France
ByClaire Hancock, Lucile Biarrotte

chapter 11|23 pages

Gender Mainstreaming in the Regional Discourse over the Future of the Ruhr Metropolitan Area

Implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Planning Processes
ByJeanette Sebrantke, Mechtild Stiewe, Sibylle Kelp-Siekmann, Gudrun Kemmler-Lehr

chapter 12|15 pages

An Analysis of EU Urban Policy from the Perspective of Gender 1

BySonia De Gregorio Hurtado

chapter 13|14 pages

Gender Mainstreaming Urban Planning and Design Processes in Greece

ByCharis Christodoulou

part Part III|65 pages

Tools for Engendering Planning

chapter 14|22 pages

Gendering the Design of Cities in Aotearoa New Zealand

Are We There Yet?
ByDory Reeves, Julie Fairey, Jade Kake, Emma McInnes, Eva Zombori

chapter 15|14 pages

Gender Impact Assessments, a Tool for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda

The Case of Madrid Nuevo Norte
ByInés Novella Abril

chapter 16|20 pages

Gender and the Urban in the Twenty-First Century

Paving the Way to ‘Another’ Gender Mainstreaming
ByCamilla Perrone

chapter 17|7 pages


Unifying Difference and Equality Concepts to Buttress Policy
ByInés Sánchez de Madariaga