Restructuring large housing estates: does gender matter?

Christiane Droste, Irene Molina and Francesca Zajczyk

in Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347756
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303237 | DOI:
Restructuring large housing estates: does gender matter?

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This chapter examines the role of gender mainstreaming in the restructuring of large housing estates in Sweden, Italy, and Germany. It provides a brief explanation of gender terminology and its adoption in urban planning and governance, and evaluates the compatibility of gender mainstreaming and Patsy Healey's concept of collaborative planning. The chapter discusses the different structural frameworks for the implementation of gender mainstreaming in urban and large-housing-estate development, and the gender sensitivity (or blindness) of these developments.

Keywords: gender mainstreaming; housing estate; housing restructuring; Sweden; Italy; Germany; urban planning; Patsy Healey; collaborative planning

Chapter.  7804 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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