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Lecture_Minsk: Fair-Shared City: Gender Mainstreaming as a Tool in Achieving More Equitable City.

  • Беларускі саюз Архітэктараў 14 vulica Karla Marksa Minsk Belarus (map)

Milota Sidorová (Czech Republic / Slovakia)

Public space should be a fair space for everyone. But are we all equal when it comes to the use of public space? How different are the needs among men, women and other groups in public space? And how we can create public space that is fair to everyone?

Studies show that women are the major user of public space, but the transformation of their needs (and needs of other groups) into concrete actions urban planning have been overlooked part of professional knowledge and decision-making. Vienna has become the leader in gender mainstreaming – policy seeking balance among men and women has found its implication in numerous studies detecting different needs of different user groups, reports and policies implied over the course of 25 years. Where and why do women don’t feel safe after the nightfall? Or if you are a senior how complicated can be a simple walk through the crossroad?

The lecture will guide you through the concept of Fair Shared City – merging more than 60 pilot projects of different scale seek to improve the quality of life for marginalized groups in Vienna and will triggers questions about the awareness of different users, their needs, professional knowledge and finally transformation into decisionmaking. 

The entrance is free.