• Assoz. Prof. Dr. Doris Damyanovic
  • M.Arch Inés Novella Abril
userInternational Working Group
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  • Society, social affairs, demography
  • Urban planning & development
  • Gender studies
Gender and Climate - Just Cities and Urban Regions


Doris Damyanovic
Ulrike Sturm
Organisational Assistant
Aurélie Karlinger
Franziska Städler
Coordinator HQ
Barbara Warner
  • Nataša Čolić, Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Prof. Dr. Doris Damyanovic, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Wien
  • Dr. Cédric Duchêne-Lacroix, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne
  • Ph. D. Christian Dymén, Trivector Traffic | Lund | Göteborg | Stockholm, Stockholm
  • Inés Novella Abril, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid
  • Prof. Dr. Ana Pajvančić-Cizelj, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Novi Sad
  • Prof. Dr. Petra Schneider, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Magdeburg
  • Ph. D. Lenka Slavíková, Univerzita J.E. Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem
  • Meike Spitzner, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH, Wuppertal
  • Franziska Städler, Hochschule Luzern, Luzern
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Sturm, Hochschule Luzern, Luzern
  • Jeff Turner, ,
  • Prof. Dr. Brigitte Wotha, Fachhochschule Kiel, Kiel
  • How is the social and gender dimension integrated in climate neutral and smart planning processes instruments and policies of (green) cool urban spaces and landscapes in the European context?
  • Which aspects of climate justice are reflected in these instruments?
  • What is the added value to integrate a gender perspective on planning urban open spaces concerning climate neutral and smart cities and urban regions?
  • How can it help to further climate justice?

The international working group „Gender- and Climate  - Just Cities and Urban Regions“ supports the current debate on challenges to cities and regions in their combat against climate change by widening the knowledge base and emphasising gender approaches concerning climate neutral and smart cities. Transdisciplinary processes and approaches are important for the formulation of problem-based research questions and in seeking solutions for gendered climate neutral and resilient cities and regions. From the current state of art, the group has a closer look on the social, gender and diversity dimension in the broad debate on approaches to climate neutral and just cites and urban regions in Europe.

Title photo: "Are they really women?" by Evelyn Gustedt.



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Start & 1st meeting, online


International Conference on Gender and Sustainable Development in the Post-Pandemic

On 21 and 22 October the International Conference "Gender and Sustainable Urban Development in the Post-pandemic" can be followed in streaming. The UNESCO Chair on Gender in STI of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and the Advisory Group on Gender Issues to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat (AGGI) are pleased to invite you to follow this event live.

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Dr. Britta Bockhorn
Dr. Britta Bockhorn

Dear all,
I would like to draw your attention to an article by May East, which has just been published on the platform and which might be of interest for your work. Here is the link: https://www.arl-international.com/news/walking-interviews-research-method-all-you-need-know
In her dissertation, May East explores how innovative ways of mapping both the presence and the agency of contemporary women in cities may support the emergence of emancipatory placemaking perspectives and previously unrecorded narratives.
Best wishes, Britta


Dr.-Ing. Evelyn Gustedt
Dr.-Ing. Evelyn Gustedt

Dear working group colleagues,

While checking out your interesting approach, I read the report on your second meeting in September last year. What exactly are the conflicting issues on climate neutrality, participation and gender justice in urban development? Would you mind to share your forthcoming results? Curious to know what Eva Pangerl contributed to your meeting, I found an interview with her on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7M7DiAGvM8. This was obviously part of some lectures for students from Illinois/USA but it gives an idea what she might have reported. By the way, who are the excellent members of this group? With best regards, Evelyn Gustedt