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Where gender comes to the fore: Mapping gender mix in urban public spaces

Peimani, Nastaran and Kamalipour, Hesam 2016. Where gender comes to the fore: Mapping gender mix in urban public spaces. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies 8 (1) , pp. 19-30. 10.18848/2154-8676/CGP/v08i01/19-30

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Abstract

The study engages with the ways in which gender mix plays out in public spaces as a key issue in exploring social diversity and vitality of the urban public life. The paper introduces a mapping method to unravel how gender differences are spatially manifested in urban public spaces. Thus, urban mapping has been considered as a method for producing a kind of spatial knowledge that has the capacity to shed light on how different socio-spatial patterns play out in public open spaces. The proposed mapping method documents where and the extent to which female and male users appropriate urban public spaces. The database for developing and testing the proposed method emerges from two site areas in the city of Tehran. In doing so, the study draws upon direct observation, fieldwork notes, visual recording, and urban mapping as research methods. In this way, the paper raises questions about the importance of gender mix in public space and the ways in which mapping has the capacity to inform urban research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Additional Information: Available under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The use of this material is permitted for non-commercial use provided the creator(s) and publisher receive attribution. No derivatives of this version are permitted. Official terms of this public license apply as indicated here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
ISSN: 2154-8676
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 December 2020
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 09:50
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/114385

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