Public women. Gender and planning.

Gender and urban planningWhen creating urban space we make priorities, reflect the influence of power, and visualize our rights. Gender is a cultural construction that assigns different roles to women and men. We understand that the city should not contribute to perpetuating the division of tasks between women and men, especially between the reproductive and the productive spheres.
Collectiu 6 (BARCELONA)

Social interactions in urban public spaces

Social interactions in urban public spaces.SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN URBAN PUBLIC SPACES, by Caroline Holland, Andrew Clark, Jeanne Katz and Sheila Peace. Edited by Rowntree Foundation in 2007.

This research focuses on the use of different public (and pseudo-public) spaces in urban areas.1 It draws on a case study of a year-long research project in the town of Aylesbury in southeast England, a market town with a population of around 69,000. The study set out to examine how different people use public spaces and to analyse how social interactions vary by age, gender or place.

Reshaping public spaces in Barcelona

Combining urban functions and uses

Gaudí Avenue in Barcelona. A good example of a reshaped space where several urban functions are mixed: pedestrian street, benches, outdoor cafes, lanes for restricted traffic (goods distribution),  sidewalks close to the shops and a high quality of pavement materials.