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Inclusion of gender views for the evaluation and mitigation of urban vulnerability: A case study in castellón

Huedo, P; Ruá, MJ; Florez-Perez, L; Agost-Felip, R; (2021) Inclusion of gender views for the evaluation and mitigation of urban vulnerability: A case study in castellón. Sustainability , 13 (18) , Article 10062. 10.3390/su131810062. Green open access

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Abstract

The inclusion of gender views in every field and, especially, in urbanism, has become crucial for urban planning. Considering both men’s and women’s interests in an integrated gender equality perspective provides better results that improve the quality of public spaces and engenders a more sustainable society. However, to realize such benefits, efforts are required not only to understand the needs and preferences of urban residents but also to shape policies and develop strategies to mitigate vulnerability with population involvement. In order to help decision makers at the urban level evaluate vulnerability with the inclusion of gender views, this study proposes a model that incorporates the specificities of urban fabric users that face adverse conditions. The model is based on a structured and standardized checklist of key topics that could be applied to any urban devel-opment. From this checklist, a list of categories, subcategories, and indicators were proposed and validated using the inter-judge agreement technique. To illustrate this model, this paper presents the case study of Castellón (Spain) in which deprived neighborhoods were analyzed, updating a previous model intended only to detect vulnerability. The results help link policy making to social vulnerability and indicate strategies to reach inclusive neighborhoods via a gender equality ap-proach.

Type: Article
Title: Inclusion of gender views for the evaluation and mitigation of urban vulnerability: A case study in castellón
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/su131810062
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.3390/su131810062
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10134814
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