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PARAMO, PABLO and BURBANO ARROYO, ANDREA MILENA. Gender and Space: Analysis of Factors Conditioning Equity in Urban Public Space. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.1, pp. 61-70. ISSN 1657-9267.
This article discusses gender research in urban public space through three different perspectives: the social representations and differentiated uses of space, the division of roles in public and private spaces, and urban planning of public space. The paper gathers and analyses some studies that complement the state of art and literature on women and space giving evidence on how women have been segregated from public space and are victim of gender inequalities. Public space does not exist absolutely nor gender; instead both are socially constructed by social order and reproduced by social practices. Finally, some suggestions for urban planning and research are given in order to respond women's needs in public space.
Keywords : Gender; Public Space; Feminism; Gender; Public Space; Feminism; Architecture.