Planning and Policy processes - Gender and diversity mainstreaming

Deadline: 01/08/2018

Workshop on Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region

17-18 September 2018, Stockholm

The workshop addresses gender, intersectionality and the smart mobility paradigm with focus on strategies, implementations and policy. We welcome contributions from a range of experts; research, policy makers and planning practice, on gender and intersectionality in transport mobility and models and activity-based methods to map and analyse mobility trajectories.

Gender is one aspect of diversity which often interacts with other aspect. Previous studies have pointed to transport and mobility as producing gendered stereotypes, and how notions of men and masculinity are being linked with speed and mobility; by contrast women and femininity are seen as synonymous with immobility and aligned with home and domesticity. Nordic research has shown that planning processes are vital and that inequalities in family and workplace can be best addressed in the early stages of planning which includes in the transport planning process. Furthermore, awareness has grown that transport planning and research should extend their focus to domains or (sub)systems that interact with transport, directly or indirectly e.g. the demographic and household formation process, changing lifestyles, work conditions, consumptions and leisure patterns – which largely determine the demand for transport. Current mobility patterns reflect structural changes in society. The Nordic countries have much in common and a high-level commitment to both sustainability and gender equality which might enable more equality and more innovation also in transport.

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