While research shows that women have particular needs and uses within cities, these considerations are often insufficiently factored into urban planning and development processes. Heinrich Boll Foundation and Nsibidi Institute, under the Open City Lagos project, put together A Woman’s World, a two-part event series consisting of a workshop and discussions to explore and promote gender responsiveness in cities, address issues (such as equity, and access) surrounding the intersections of gender and urbanisation, and investigate solutions to these challenges.
The events brought together scholars, practitioners, industry specialists, gender specialists, policy makers, stakeholders, and researchers in active conversation. Read here for highlights of the activities.
Without a doubt, gender-sensitive urban planning will be a deciding factor in the attainment of sustainable urban development, as people-centered development must include discussions on gender.