Analysing and Evaluating Gender+ Specific Requirements in Urban Space to Support Urban Planning

Gebetsroither-Geringer, Ernst and Bürbaumer, Magdalena and Fink, Theresa (2020) Analysing and Evaluating Gender+ Specific Requirements in Urban Space to Support Urban Planning. SHAPING URBAN CHANGE – Livable City Regions for the 21st Century. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2020, 25th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 27-36. ISSN 2521-3938

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The research project called Smart Through Gender+ aims to support a gender+ appropriate urban planningand investigates on how new GIS based spatial planning tools can assist analysing the available data. In this context, gender groups are not only determined by sex, but by further factors which are considered to shape a person’s urban routines.1 Those groups are referred to as gender+ groups. For the case study area of Linz, a medium sized city in Austria, data from different sources like official statistics (Statistics Austria), Open Government Data (OGD), OpenStreetMap (OSM), Foursquare and TomTom have been evaluated. The focus is on data about infrastructure, services and facilities that are crucial for daily routines and the everyday life patterns of certain gender+ groups. The analysis is centred upon the principle residence of the citizens. This data is used to correlate supply and demand, deficits and potentials. Based on the “city for all” approach, different gender+ groups and their specific spatial demands wereidentified in the course of the research project. This paper demonstrates the creation of gender+ specific supply and demand maps. For increased readability and comparability, a unique key performance indicator (KPI) was developed, which evaluates the appropriateness of the urban space to the needs of a specificgender+ group. This KPI set is a combination of spatial, infrastructural and demographic features, theclassification is based on median values. The resulting maps 1) express the current situation highlighting especially areas where the current infrastructure offer, and the available functions and facilities show need for improvement and 2) expel areas which possess the potential for an increased demand due to an already existing infrastructure for a specific gender+ group. Generally speaking, the resulting maps facilitate planning decisions within given spatial circumstances, which might range from easily adjustable services to fixed, immovable infrastructure. The paper further discusses the different data sources and analysis methods, as well as the workflow of creating the maps of the current situation. The data basis as well as generalisation and simplification – both in terms of map creation and formation of gender+ groups – is critically reviewed. It finally concludes with the potential involvement of the demand and supply maps to display and validate future demographic development scenarios, as well as to support accompanying urban planning decisions. Decisively based on open data the developed tool shall be applicable to further Austrian cities, providing planners with a first overview of hotspot areas concerning gender+ appropriate design of a given city.

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Additional Information: We would like to give our acknowledgements to the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Climate Action,Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology for their financial support to the project Smart Through Gender+. We would also like to thank our project partners from the University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Planwind and Raumsinn who are responsible for the gender+ approach. Heidrun Wankiewicz and Lidewij Tummers will present another project paper: “Smart through Gender+ Werkstattbericht Kernthemen für eine inklusive Stadtplanung am Beispiel Linz” in Aachen.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demographic Change, GIS Analyses, Urban planning tools, Open Data, Gender appropriate urban planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 16:56
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 16:56

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