16 Feb

Presentation of the Guide on gender and residential architecture “Designing the spaces of everyday life. Gender criteria for the design and public procurement of housing”.

February 16, 2022 - February 16, 2022 Mesa Redonda Valencia
Organizer: Generalitat Valenciana

The event aims to contribute to advancing knowledge on the relevance of gender-sensitive space design as a mechanism for achieving real and effective inclusivity in built spaces.

This book arises as a response to a concern of the Valencian regional administration for the mainstreaming of the gender perspective in its housing policies and especially in its public procurement processes.

The text is the outcome of solid research carried out by its authors at the UNESCO Gender Chair at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The result provides recommendations to facilitate decision-making in the design of spaces that enhance the value of the informal care sphere, as well as a detailed analysis of international examples of good practice. The event aims to show that the integration of these issues is not a complex matter, but requires conscious reflection, which is facilitated through this document.

This book is a clear example of how knowledge transfer can improve the quality of public housing policies.

The application of the principles set out has allowed for the strengthening of the exemplary role of the administration, fostering the contracting of gender-sensitive housing through three pilot projects which are already underway and which, as demonstrators, seek to be replicated by the private sector.

The availability of European funds implies a new way of boosting the housing and construction sector, and without a doubt, this cannot be unrelated to the incorporation of the gender perspective in a conscious manner.

The event will bring together the main agents of the sector in the territory to share and debate with them the challenge of contributing to a more inclusive architecture.


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