Historically, and in a large extent still today, our cities are designed and built by men. How would our cities look like if they were built by women? Would they look the same? What would be different?
The world is urbanizing quickly. In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants (United Nations, 2016). With a growing urban population issues of gender inequality in our cities are more urgent than ever. The inequality also has a cost. World Bank experts have found that poverty incidence tends to be lower in countries with more gender equality. Economic growth and gender equality also appear to be positively correlated (World Bank. (2007). Global Monitoring Report 2007: Millennium Development Goals— Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States, p.107)
“The City Through The Eyes of a Woman” communicates and discuss gender issues to inspire the creation of gender equal cities.