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The gender agenda: How planning with women in mind can improve our towns and cities

2018/19’s RTPI George Pepler award-winner used her grant to investigate the impact of ‘gender mainstreaming’ in Austria’s capital city. Natalya Palit MRTPI finds out what UK planning can learn from Vienna.

Half the population is women. Yet, historically, cities have been planned by men. Without deliberate intent, our towns and cities have been designed with limited consideration of how half of the people living in them go about their daily lives.Women are well aware of how small inequities built into our environments affect us throughout our lifetimes, and it starts with childhood: multi-use........
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