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Redesigning urban spaces for women

Dais Newsfeed | 25/11/2020 10:32 PM | Click to read full article

Urban planning in India does not factor in gender perspectives. Cities need to be redesigned to address the concerns of women; so that women can work, look after their families easily, and without having to expend more energy, time and money than men do.

To make cities women-friendly, urban planners must focus on two core issues —greater safety from violence and adequate childcare support. Much of the current discourse focuses on improving street lighting and providing safe toilets.