Danish Urban Planning from the Gender Perspective: An exploratory study

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Kitti Bendik
4. semester, By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This thesis is focusing on the gender awareness in the urban planning in Danish context. The urban environment has a major influence on the residents’ mental and physical health, and with the gender-sensitive urban planning a more inclusive,
lively and safe city can be built. Therefore, it is important to involve the gender perspective into the planning practice. In Denmark, the gender equality is being said as the essential part of the society, but the gender perspective is actually neglected in the political and urban agenda. Thus, a comprehensive literature review on gender equality and gender perspective in the urban planning, as well as conducted interviews provided a better understanding of: “What are some
of the main barriers, which restrain the greater implementation of the gender perspective into the praxis of urban planners in Danish Municipalities?”
Furthermore, the collected empirical data present, that the lack of gender perspective is manifested in the Danish urban spaces. In addition, the most influential barriers for the greater inclusion of gender-sensitivity derive from the field of
education, the planning system, politics and the national media.
Udgivelsesdato6 jun. 2019
Antal sider80
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