Gender in the city

By Ladynomics | What's gender got to do with cities? In Italian and English.

Torino avrà un gender city manager

Un po' di tempo fa, in un'intervista uscita sulle nostre pagine, Francesca Zajczyk lanciava un appello: istituire nelle amministrazioni locali la …

Women And Men Use Cities Very Differently

Ask women and men how they, say, use transportation and you'll get very divergent answers. The women, unsurprisingly, have a much more complex relationship.<p>In 1999, officials in Vienna handed out a questionnaire about how people in the city used transportation. The men filled it out in five …

How to make public transportation safer for women

A minibus in El Alto, Bolivia. Image credit: Gwen Kash // CC BY-NC 2.0<p>Ask any group of women if they’ve ever felt unsafe on public transportation, …

Manchester si tinge di verde grazie al progetto 'City of trees'

Noi di Treedom, si sa, amiamo la natura e piantiamo alberi in giro per il mondo a suon di #letsgreentheplanet, ma fortunatamente non siamo gli unici …

Women Reclaim The Streets Of Cairo Through Stunning Ballet Photos

Photographer Mohamed Taher addresses Egypt's ongoing sexual harassment epidemic.<p>In his series “Ballerinas of Cairo,” photographer Mohamed Taher documents Egyptian dancers making the city streets their stage ― pirouetting, leaping and posing their way through their country’s sprawling capital.<p>The …

Egypt

Audi Super Bowl LI ad touts equal pay

Audi's Super Bowl LI commercial had a strong message about equal pay.<p>It featured a little girl competing in a soapbox car race as the girl's father narrates his struggle to discuss gender equality with her.<p>"What do I tell my daughter?" the father says. "Do I tell her that her grandpa's worth more …

Super Bowl LI

La ciclista di Bagdad

Marina Jaber, 25 anni, pittrice, ha rotto il tabù che (non solo) nella sua città vieta la bici al sesso femminile. Trovando uno stuolo di seguaci. …

Egypt girls launch cycling equality campaign

<b>Girls in northern Egypt have launched a bike-riding campaign in protest against widespread intolerance towards female cyclists.</b><p>It's unusual to see women cycling in Egypt, and some of those who do so face harassment from passers-by. But five teenagers in the city of Port Said are trying to change …

Cycling

Il nuovo volto di Amburgo, tra riqualificazione urbana e progetti innovativi

Mobilità sostenibile, riduzione dei consumi ed efficienza energetica sono le parole chiave dello sviluppo che negli ultimi anni sta guidando Amburgo. …

«Spalate la neve prima per le donne»E Stoccolma piomba nel caos

La sindaca ordina l’«uguaglianza di genere» nel pulire le città imponendo agli addetti municipali di ripulire prima i marciapiedi le le piste …

A Woman’s Right to Bike

In 1911, Alice Hawkins rode around Leicester on a bike promoting women’s rights. The leader of the local faction of the Women’s Social Political …

Feminism

Big infrastructure: getting gender and the needs of women wrong

Infrastructural investment is back on the agenda, but gender is still being sidelined in development and across World Bank infrastructure projects.<b></b> …

Gender

Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation<p>Targets<p>Develop quality, reliable, …

Take Back the Streets

The Problem<p>65% of people who identify as women have experienced street harassment at some point in their lives. 41% have experienced physically …

Nations agree on global road map to steer breakneck urbanization | Reuters

By Paola Totaro<p>QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations formally adopted a global road map to grapple with rapid urbanization …

Why aren’t we designing cities that work for women, not just men?

Bad town planning can impact women’s safety, movement and even income. Research led by the people most affected should inform a new approach<p>In the 1990s, a simple survey in Vienna led urban planners to rethinktheir whole approach to infrastructure development. The questionnaire asked residents why …

Cities

6 Cities Designing for Health

HoustonPhoto from Shutterstock.<b>Restore the bayous for connection</b>While long dependent on the oil and gas industry, Houston is increasingly investing …

Cities

Women in Urbanism: This City Life’s Jillian Glover turns her passion into a profession

<i>Author’s Note: The following story was written by Melissa as part of her ongoing</i> <i>“Women in Urbanism”</i> <i>series, in order to shine a light on the dedicated</i> …

Cities

Have you ever wondered how much energy you put in to avoid being assaulted? It may shock you

A recent article offering men advice about how to proposition a woman wearing headphones – encouraging them to block her path to prevent her from …

Even in the Most Bike-Friendly States, Women Are Left Behind

Local transportation planning could be missing the mark for women cyclists. Here are 6 ways to change that (for everyone).

Cycling

Vancouver's Costly Housing Means Women Can't Escape Abuse

One night in January 2015, Salma Khalil was locked out of her Vancouver apartment. Her husband of 12 years stood on the warm side of the door, …

Housing

“What works for men doesn’t work for everyone”: why cities need to start planning with women in mind

On a recent edition of Skylines, the entirely excellent CityMetric podcast, the <i>New Statesman</i>’s Stephen Bush made a prediction: that a future …

On a Roll Towards Empowerment

<b>“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”</b><p>More than 100 years ago, …

Which cities have the most dangerous transport systems for women?

“I knew I was in danger from the way the hair stood up on the back of my neck. I was walking home, well past midnight – I heard him before I saw …

Almost 80 percent of Indian women face public harassment in cities - survey

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly four out of five women in India have faced public harassment ranging from staring, insults and wolf-whistling to being followed, groped or even raped, said a survey by the charity ActionAid UK.<p>The study - which polled over 500 women in cities across …

India

How city planners could help women feel safer

India, Austria among countries looking to improve public spaces<p>A few years ago, when my oldest daughter was 12 or 13, she and I headed out for a walk …

Genere e città. Vienna accorcia le distanze

Nel 1961 la giornalista e madre <b>Jane Jacobs</b> pubblicava <i>Vita e morte delle grandi città. Saggio sulle metropoli americane</i> e contribuiva a cambiare il …

Ammalarsi di città

Molte delle maggiori trasformazioni delle città tra XIX e XX secolo sono state innescate dalle <b>condizioni sanitarie delle popolazioni urbane</b> …

Kurdish women love to ride their bikes. And they demonstrate it (here is how)

They don’t want men to decide for them, so Kurdish women stand up for their right to ride a bike freely, also delivering books.