In Central Europe, the architectural and urban planning practice usually serves well those who are healthy and economically active. But when we consider demographics, economic income, cultural and ethnic background user groups differ radically. Each of them has different needs, but all of them should have the possibility to enjoy the public space. So how can we work with gender aspects into urban planning? How can we include different needs of different user groups into public participation processes? Why should we do it and how does gender perspective enhance quality of our projects?
The seminar will be lead by Eva Kail (The City of Vienna), one of the most renown experts on gender mainstreaming in urban planning and Hanna Posch (PlanSinn) who has been working as the expert on gender and diversity in participatory processes in Austria for more than 20 years.
The Expert seminar is designed for architects, urban planners and other experts dealing with public participatory processes. The goal of the seminar is to introduce the concept of gender mainstreaming, show practical examples of its implementation into gender sensitive public participatory urban processes.
Eva Kail (Urban Planner, Gender Expert, The City of Vienna)
Eva Kail holds a degree in spatial planning. In 1991, she became the first head of the City of Vienna’s Women Co-ordination Office. In 1998, she became the head of the Co-ordination Office for Planning and Construction Geared to the Requirements of Daily Life and the Specific Needs of Women, and since 2010 she has been a gender expert in the Urban Planning group – Executive Group for Construction and Technology. A leading European expert on gender planning, she has coordinated some 60 pilot projects in the areas of housing, transport, public space, urban development and social infrastructure.
Hannah Posch (Founding Member, Shareholder and Director, PlanSinn, Vienna)
Hannah Posch studied landscape ecology and landscape planning at the BOKU Vienna. Later, she became an expert on moderation and accompanying processes in urban planning, mobility, urban development, gender issues, citizen participation and public space. She lectures at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.
Organizers & Partners
Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM) is a European cultural platform addressing the contemporary urban challenges of European cities. SCCM is a joint project of Goethe-Institut (DE), Czech Centres (CZ), reSITE (CZ), Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (SK), Association of Belgrade Architects (RS), Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre – KÉK (HU), Katowice City of Gardens (PL), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Mindspace (HU), Old Market Hall Alliance (SK), Res Publica – Cities Magazine (PL). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.