An international perspective of the gender dimension in planning for urban safety
2012 (English)In: The urban fabric of crime and fear / [ed] Vania Ceccato, Springer Netherlands, 2012, 311-339 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The aim of this article is to illustrate how gender is incorporated into urban planning practices when urban safety is the main goal. The empirical material is from case studies in Austria, Finland, Sweden and the UK gathered by semi-structured interview with key actors identified through a snowball sampling procedure. The case studies focus mostly on perceived safety in public places. Although the cases differ in nature and are embedded in different contexts, safety is often promoted by interventions that deal with the characteristics of the urban environment, either at the planning stage of new housing developments or making changes to existing neighbourhood features. The cases often employ participatory schemes and safety audits even where rational planning dominates. The article concludes by proposing an agenda that may be of relevance to planners and practitioners dealing with safety and gender issues at the municipal level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2012. 311-339 p.
safety, gender, urban planning, case studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61645DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4210-9_13ISBN: 978-94-007-4209-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-61645DiVA: diva2:479496
QC 201308232012-01-172012-01-172014-02-14Bibliographically approved