Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design

World Bank

This handbook presents the economic and social case for gender inclusion in urban planning and design and provides practical guidelines on how to implement gender-inclusive planning and design projects.

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The Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design aims to fill the gap between gender-inclusive policy and practice, and respond to the historic exclusion of women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities from the processes of urban planning and design.

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Kounkuey Design Initiative, World Bank

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Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 10: Reduced Inequality

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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The handbook has been written to support World Bank staff, clients, contractors, and consultants involved in implementing projects within the Bank’s urban development portfolio.

It may also be a valuable resource for external practitioners seeking to take concrete steps toward a more gender-inclusive approach.

The @AutodeskFdn blogged about our how-to guide for communities writing proposals for development projects https://t.co/MlRH1H0x2F