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Are women the indicator of safety?

Terry Slavin, The Guardian, Cities feature section. “If there aren’t as many women cycling as men … you need better infrastructure” Publication date: 2015 Ranking: useful In their words: “Gil Penalosa who runs Toronto-based consultancy 8-80 cities describes women cyclists

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Public transportation is a “women’s issue.”

Laura Bliss, The Atlantic; CityLab Mass transit mobilises women. Why don’t women mobilise for transit? Publication date: January 2017 Ranking: useful In their words: “Like the economy, climate change, immigration, and health care, public transportation is a women’s issue.” the author

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If women built cities

Susanna Rustin, The Guardian If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like? Publication date: December 2014 Ranking: useful  The focus of this article is an interview with Fiona Scott of the Gort Scott partnership. It discuses her

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How to design a city for women

Clare Foran, CityLab from The Atlantic media group. How to design a city for women Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful The article focuses on a transportation study in Vienna which highlighted the gender differences in the way different modes transportation

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Disabled women in London: housing, leisure and transport issues

London Women and Planning Forum (LWPF) Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful This is a report of a seminar held to examine the wider physical access needs of women in their local community. How to view a copy The report was available

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Planning and access for disabled people: a good practice guide

Dept. of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Publication date: 2003 Ranking: useful The primary objective of this guide is to ensure the planning system in England successfully and consistently delivers inclusive environments as an integral part of the development process.

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Posted in Consultation, Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Gender, Service Provision

Public Places, Future Spaces

Womens Design Service Publication date: 1994 Ranking: useful Document provides an account of a study day organised by the Womens Design Service looking at to what extent contemporary models of planning met the needs of women and what needed to change to

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The way we live now: What people expect from their homes

Ipsos MORI/Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful This research project has been commissioned from Ipsos MORI by the RIBA for the independent Future Homes Commission’s investigation into how the UK can build enough of the right kind

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Posted in Accommodation, Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Doors, Gender, Housing, Urban Design

Manual for Streets

Department of Transport Publication date: 2007 and 2010 Ranking: essential Guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, provision and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones. Its companion publication “Manual for Streets 2” addresses the wider urban area.

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Posted in Disability, Highways, Religion & Belief

Community safety: a community development approach

London Women and Planning Forum/Womens Design Service Publication date: 1998 Ranking: useful Report of seminar that looked at how to address safety in the community with particular reference to women. Speakers included representatives from Womens Design Service, Hammersmith and Fulham

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A forgotten resource: overview of women in regeneration

Womens Design Service Broadsheet No.26 Publication date: 1995 Ranking: useful Note describes role of women in regeneration as both beneficiiaries and decision-makers. Stresses need for women to be represented in groups seeking to deal with regeneration issues and finding that

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Residential neighbourhoods

Womens Design Service (WDS) Broadsheet No.15 Publication date: 1994 Ranking: useful Note describing how local neighbourhoods can be more effectively represented through community consultation about planning issues. How to view a copy Please contact the North Somerset Council Access Officer. How

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Development advice

Womens Design Service (WDS) Publication date: 1992 Ranking: useful This note is an overview of the development advice process for both community groups and their advisers It was developed, in part, from experiences gained of an actual development advice project which

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Street lighting

Womens Design Service Publication date: 1991 Ranking: useful Short note describing role of street lighting in safety of women in urban areas. How to view a copy Please contact the North Somerset Council Access Officer. How to obtain a copy in an alternative

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Public places, future spaces

Womens Design Service Publication date: 1994 Ranking: useful Short note describing a seminar that looked at the needs of women using the public realm. How to view a copy Please contact the North Somerset Council Access Officer. How to obtain a

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Gender audits and impact assessments

London Women and Planning Forum/Womens Design Service Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful Note describing a seminar that assessed the role Gender Audits and Impact Assessments can play in understanding different gender needs in regeneration and planning.  This seminar fed into the

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Women and urban renaissance

London Women and Planning Forum/Womens Design Service Publication date: 2000 Ranking: useful Short note describing a seminar that looked at how needs of women could be met in the period up to 2020 through the Planning system. How to view

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