There is a lack of knowledge in participatory urban planning and design, particularlynin involving vulnerable groups in urban development processes. Research has shown that participatory urban development with girls and young women, local actors, as well as multi-level decision-makers, creates opportunities for more inclusive, equal, and sustainable urban development.
The purpose of this initiative is to make methods and tools available to urban actors and cities globally. We support cities to scale up and mainstream girls’ participation in planning as a part of their long-term strategies to build sustainable cities and societies.
Her City supports urban development from a girl’s perspective. This publication provides guidance for municipal professionals, urban actors, and local decision-makers with a solid toolbox for mainstreaming youth, gender and socioeconomic perspectives by strategically involving girls and young women in urban planning and design.
Her City is a joint urban development initiative by UN-Habitat (the United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge). With contributions from our partners Block by Block Foundation, White Architects, Swedish Union of Tenants and MethodKit.