Planning responds to gender violence: Evidence from Spain, Mexico and the United States

TitlePlanning responds to gender violence: Evidence from Spain, Mexico and the United States
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSweet, EL, Escalante, SOrtiz
JournalUrban studies
Volume47
Pagination2129–2147
AbstractUrban planning has been largely ineffective in addressing urban violence and particularly slow in responding to gender violence. This paper explores the public and private divide, structural inequalities, and issues of ethnicity and citizenship, in terms of their planning implications for gender violence. Drawing on evidence from Spain, Mexico and the United States, it examines how economic and social planning and gender violence intertwine. The three case studies demonstrate that the challenge is not only to break constructed structural inequalities and divisions between public and private spheres, but also to promote changes in the working models of institutions and organisations.
DOI10.1177/0042098009357353