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Gender and Use of Space

Grundström, Karin LU (2005) N-AERUS conference, Social Inclusion in Urban Areas
Abstract
The use of public space is an important part of women’s and men’s daily lives in cities and an important arena to promote social inclusion in cities. Public space consists of places for social encounter and exchange, places for political action and participation in public life and plays an important role as places for economic activities.

This paper presents a case study of a neighbourhood in San José, Costa Rica planned for a low-income community. The every day life activities of women and men have been studied in order to analyse the use of public space. An outline for a model of activity mapping that can be used for gender-sensitive planning is suggested.
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use of space, design, gender, every-day life, low-cost housing
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  abstract     = {The use of public space is an important part of women’s and men’s daily lives in cities and an important arena to promote social inclusion in cities. Public space consists of places for social encounter and exchange, places for political action and participation in public life and plays an important role as places for economic activities.<br/><br>
This paper presents a case study of a neighbourhood in San José, Costa Rica planned for a low-income community. The every day life activities of women and men have been studied in order to analyse the use of public space. An outline for a model of activity mapping that can be used for gender-sensitive planning is suggested.},
  author       = {Grundström, Karin},
  keyword      = {use of space,design,gender,every-day life,low-cost housing},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Gender and Use of Space},
  year         = {2005},
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