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The ABC of Women's vision and practices for prosperous, inclusive, resilient and peaceful urban futures

Teresa Boccia

Moderator

date

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

16:30-18:00

place
Multifunction Hall Room 19
organization
Urbanima-LUPT University of Naples Federico II, ITALYand AGGI-UNH,UNESCO Chair on gender equality,UPM, WPCG-GAP
country
Italy
language
English
theme
Equitable urban futures
Reference: 
NE 159

Summary

The event will bring together leaders of relevant women's and youth's groups, grassroots, at international, regional and local levels, several regional governments, activists, researchers and urban experts, to exchange on youth and women's practices and strategies for the promotion of the links between urbanization, culture and innovation as a basis for achieving inclusive, safe, resilient, peaceful and sustainable cities and human settlements. The pandemic crisis has made evident the pending issues and the structural problems of sustainability: the environmental fragility of ecosystems, human frailties, especially of the elderly, people with disabilities, the homeless, migrants, the lack of risk planning and its impacts, starting with gender, lack of public or affordable housing, and proximity services. In this context, the post-pandemic is an opportunity that cannot be missed for a season of new visions of cities that focus on the right of all to live in humane, fair, inclusive, safe and sustainable settlements. For this reason, it is not possible to propose old recipes, but it is necessary to experiment with new paths and identify new subjects to guide them. It is time to start again from women’s realities and with women. From an urbanism of everyday life, the city of care, and with an intersectional gender perspective relying on approaches that put people at the center of planning. The participants in the event will discuss the new words necessary to interpret places, contexts, needs, in an innovative way, to build a grammar with which to structure actions for cities that change the quality of life of the people who live in them. Women have many new words to offer: accessibility, flexibility, multifunctionality, proximity, temporality, intergeneration, intersectionality, creativity, security, participation, multiculturalism, blending, peace, just to name a few. The event aims thus, at enriching the ongoing construction of a new GRAMMAR and an ABCD for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the achievement of the urban goals of the 2030 Agenda. In this sense, it will be structured in three panels: the FIRST panel will focus on a general discussion on the new alphabet, the SECOND, to the terms, because the technical and professional language communicates often in an asymmetrical way and is not always simple and easy for the person who is not an epert in the field, and it is even more difficult for women. The THIRD panel will address the topic of the construction of the full inclusion of refugee populations also through the planning and design of the temporary use of the city's spaces and of peace, at a time when Europe is also threatened by serious conflict. Words are used to learn, to communicate and they have great power, which increases with their greater knowledge. Those who know more words have more power and are more likely to modify and help change reality because they know how to describe and interpret it.

Objectives

- To promote, through the gender approach, innovation in urban planning processes for the construction of sustainable, hospitable, and equitable cities, that are accessible to all. - To identify new indicators and a checklist of the actions and policy recommendations aiming at stimulating a structural change in the power relations between the genders in cities, focused on the vision to 'leave no-one behind” as agreed in the 2030 Agenda / ODS and the 1st Urban Assembly-UN Habitat. -To disseminate innovative urban practices, participated by women and youth, which contribute to enhance gender equality (SDG5) and sustainable urban policies for all (SDG 11). - To agree on the definition of concepts and terms that are essential for a new grammar to design and plan the future of cities as plural, sustainable, peaceful and resilient places, but above all, without inequality and discrimination - To valorize gender mainstreaming and the empowerment of women and young people, enriching their skills in practices related to planning and urban design for inclusive and sustainable development, so that they have greater access and opportunities to contribute to choices and decisions that affect the future of their own urban environment.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Ms. Teresa Boccia
Chair Urbanima-LUPT, Federico II University of Naples, Co chair WPCG- GAP (General Assembly of Partners), AGGI member ,Honorary President of AFEM (Association Femmes Europe Méridionale
URBANIMA-LUPT , Women PCG-GAP, AGGI, AFEM
Ms. Marina Albanese
Director of interdepartmental center LUPT "Raffaele D'Ambrosio" and Professor of Economic Policy, Federico II University of Naples
Interdepartmental center LUPT "Raffaele D'Ambrosio" , Federico II University of Naples , ITALY
Ms Angela Mwai
Chief of the Human Rights and Social Inclusion unit
UN Habitat
Ms Ines Sanchez de Madariaga
AGGI-UNH Chair, Director UNESCO Chair on Gender equality of Universitad Politécnica Madrid , Vice President GAP (General Assembly of Partners)
AGGI-UNH , UNESCO Chair on Gender equality of Universitad Politécnica Madrid , GAP (General Assembly of Partners
Ms Ana Falú
Professor emeritus of Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, AGGI-UNH member,CISCSA Ciudades Feministas, UCLG Ubuntu Advisor, Women and Habitat Network Latin America and the Caribbean´s founder
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, AGGI-UNH ,CISCSA Ciudades Feministas, UCLG Ubuntu , Women and Habitat Network Latin America and the Caribbean´s
Ms María Mercedes Jaramillo, Jaramillo
Director of Planning of City of Bogotà
City of Bogotà
Ms Sonia Hernández Partal
Subdirectora Adjunta de Políticas Urbanas del Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana (MITMA)
Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana (MITMA) SPAIN
Ms Violet Shivutse
Global chair of HUAIROU COMMISSION
Global chair of HUAIROU COMMISSION
Ms Magdalena García Hernández
General director Bufete de Estudios Interdisciplinares AC,co chair WCGP of GAP,SAGE member , Huairou Commission
Bufete de Estudios Interdisciplinares AC, WCGP of GAP,SAGE , Huairou Commission
Mr Nicolas Gharbi
Principal Advisor for City Diplomacy and International Affairs - Madrid City Council, SPA
Madrid City Council
Ms Sylwia Tubielewicz-Olejnik
Head of Department of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development of Tòrun
Department of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development of Tòrun
Ms Nataliya Danylko
UPD Department of Urban Planning And Design of Lviv Polytechnic National University
UPD Department of Urban Planning And Design of Lviv Polytechnic National University
Ms Solomiia Shcheholska
UPD Department of Urban Planning And Design of Lviv Polytechnic National University
UPD Department of Urban Planning And Design of Lviv Polytechnic National University
Mr Maicol Pizzicotti Busilacchi, Commission for International Affairs, National Italian Youth Council
Commission for International Affairs, National Italian Youth Council
National Italian Youth Council