Gender, Cities, and Planning

Brenda Parker

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Gender, Cities, and Planning


This article reviews some of the historical contributions of feminist urban scholarship. It identifies three areas for elaborated and intertwined research and improved planning, including gender and urban politics, and planning processes, gender and the home/housing, and gender and health. The article suggests that the contributions of feminist material analyses of urban politics and planning, home and housing, and health not only made gender and urban inequalities visible, but also helped us to better comprehend and transform cities.

Keywords: feminist urban scholarship; urban politics; health; housing; gender inequalities; urban inequalities

Article.  11303 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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