ARL working group ”Gender- and Climate-just Cities and Urban Regions”


Doris Damyanovic (ILAP) and Ulrike Sturm (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) are chairing an international and interdisciplinary working group on the topics of gender- and climate-responsive urban and spatial planning. The working group is organized by the Academy for Spatial Development in the Leibnitz Association (ARL). The next meeting takes place from September 15th to 17th at BOKU Vienna.

The aim of the working group is to establish a platform for inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue between academia and practice.

A group of 15 international experts in natural and planning sciences from Germany, Serbia, England, Sweden, Spain, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Austria works together on gender-specific approaches in climate-resilient urban and spatial planning.

The central research questions for the working group are:

  • How is the social and gender dimension integrated in climate neutral and smart planning processes, instruments and policies for (green) cool urban spaces and landscapes in the European context?
  • Which aspects of climate justice are reflected in these processes and instruments?
  • What is the added value to integrate a gender perspective on planning urban open spaces concerning climate neutral and smart cities and urban regions?

From September 15th to 17th, the working group holds it's annual meeting at BOKU Vienna. Excursions to Aspern Seestadt and to the 10th district are
lanned, where issues of gender- and climate-responsive urban planning will
be discussed on site.

More information can be found on the ARL-Hompage


10.09.2021