There is still a gap between research recommendations for urban development policy and practical implementation in the municipalities for a gender- sensitive city in current urban planning practice. In order to address these gaps, the study “Gender-sensitive urban planning: potentials for sustainable and diverse cities” is being conducted by the nexus Institute with UP19 Stadtforschung + Beratung as part of the research programme “Experimental Housing and Urban Development” (ExWoSt) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Building (BMWSB) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR). The aim of the study is to show how gender-sensitive urban development can be promoted and further strengthened in order to remain compatible in practice. To this end, the evaluation of specialist literature and the summarisation of existing research findings are accompanied by an in-depth analysis of practical examples that follow the principles of gender-equitable practice. This will make it possible to gain insights into how gender perspectives can be better integrated into planning routines and what barriers have existed to date.

The study will finally develop recommendations for the federal government and concrete recommendations for action for municipalities.

Further information can be found here.

Duration: 09/2023 – 11/2025
Client: Bundesbauministerium für Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Bauwesen (BMWSB), Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBSR)
Team: Prof. Dr. Christiane Dienel (Project management), Wiebke Blum, Katharina Fender
Project partner: Dr. Christiane Droste, UP19 Stadtforschung + Beratung GmbH

Photo: UP19 Stadtforschung + Beratung