Cities Alive: Designing Cities that Work for Women


Entrant's Summary: Designing Cities that Work for Women seeks to improve the global female urban experience and outlines a new gender-responsive approach to planning and design. It is a research piece developed by Arup, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the University of Liverpool. The research identifies four critical themes: ‘Safety and security’, ‘Justice and equity’, ‘Health and wellbeing’ and ‘Enrichment and fulfilment’. Practical solutions within each of these will help built environment professionals redefine cities as we know them. The global collaboration seen in this project ensures that the recommendations can be applied in varied urban contexts globally.