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Placemaking and Gender Equality

29 March 2018

The Gender Equal Cities URBACT team will be at the Placemaking Conference in Stockholm on 12-13 April, running a workshop on gender perspectives in public space. Join us to hear about good practices and to exchange with cities, placemakers and researchers on how we create better gender equality in urban planning.

Cities for All: Gentrification, Public Space, and the Tools of Placemaking is a conference in support of the launch of the new European Placemaking Network.

How can cities, civil society and professionals meet the challenges of growing gentrification, displacement, and loss of affordability, especially in city cores? How can they also maintain quality of life, heritage, economic vitality, and other benefits of urban living? What role does public space provide in creating a forum for all within the city and how can this forum be made available to all?

The conference will examine these issues in the context of the United Nations' framework document, the New Urban Agenda, and in particular its call for "Cities for All". How can we implement this challenging set of goals? What are the tools, strategies and resources available to do so? In particular, what are the tools offered by so-called "placemaking" strategies, a growing global movement, with a growing set of tools and approaches?

Participants will work in workshops exploring placemaking themes like (social,cultural) resilience, placemanagement, temporary functions and other placemaking knowledge. They will work on site with cases studies from cities and market parties from Sweden.

The conference will lead up to a launch of the European Placemaking Network, a new peer-to-peer network for European cities, civil society, professionals and activists to share tools, strategies, evidence, and other resources. The European Placemaking Network will be affiliated with (but formally independent of) the global Placemaking Leadership Council, and other placemaking networks already emerging around the world.

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The Gender Equal Cities URBACT team will be at the Placemaking Conference in Stockholm on 12-13 April, running a workshop on gender perspectives in public space. Join us to hear about good practices and to exchange with cities, placemakers and researchers on how we create better gender equality in urban planning.

#GenderEqualCities is a one year initiative launched by URBACT on 8 March 2018. You can interact with the Initative on URBACT Facebook and Twitter or join the dedicated Linkedin Group, which aims at gathering practices and exchanging ideas.

The conference is sponsored by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, STIPO and the Centre for the Future of Places. In partnership with Fastighetsägarna, Formas, Tertius, the City at Eye Level, Placemaking Leadership Council, and other partners.