July 18 Lee Kuan Yew 15:45 - 16:45 | Inclusion
Space of Equal Opportunities
Not too long ago, women were not allowed to be full and equal members of society. This is no longer the case, 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, one in four women in France had felt scared at least once while walking around 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?