July 18   Lee Kuan Yew   15:45 - 16:45   |   Inclusion

Inclusive City. Space of Equal Opportunities

It was not very long ago that women could not be full and equal members of society. Today this has changed, yet even today women often do not feel safe in public spaces. According to the Creating Safe Spaces in Cities for Women survey published in 2013, in France one in four women had felt scared at least once while out in the city and one in five women had been catcalled. Experts argue that urban planning and design can create spaces that would project a sense of security for both sexes. These designs include better lighting, open spaces and pedestrian zones that make women feel protected and safe.  

  • How can urban design help make cities safer and more comfortable for women? 
  • How can we make urban space generally inclusive? 
  • What principles should we build on and what social groups should we listen to? 


Cecilia Andersson
Manager of the Global Public Space Programme, UN-Habitat


Ekaterina Goldberg
Partner, Orchestra Design
Thomas Kraus
Ana Falú
Сoordinator, GENDER Hub, UNI UN Habitat
Peter De Haas
Director of Inclusion, Golden Gate University


UN – Habitat