Gender is everywhere, even if we do not always see it or take it into account in our decisions. Women and men simply use the city and its services differently. This makes gender a significant – and often neglected – factor in the equitable design and delivery of public spaces and services.
Cities as public organisations have an extremely important role to play in creating conditions for gender equality. In order to do this, however, there needs to be a holistic understanding of how gender inequality is created by the combination of specific local conditions, including social norms, political and administrative structures, and the built space itself.
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