Public space

Traditional urban planning has been developed taking as an example the paradigm of minority inhabitant with paid productive work, private vehicle and who uses time following a commercial logic. The distribution of public space which only considers this category puts the needs related to daily life like caretaking and personal relationships aside. Thus, the aim of this section is to study the reproductive sphere in order according to the city’s hierarchies, as well as to examine if the public space is safe and favours inclusiveness or if it is adapted and conditioned to guarantee the access, the mobility and the reproduction of care of all people. Furthermore, it is important to investigate about the existence of street furniture and equipment which guarantee social, community and political participation of women and which meet their demands.

For the time being, this section does not have all information needed. Nonetheless, we offer a proposal on indicators and premises in order to guide future researches and to analyse the existing inequalities in the city drawn from the research and make them clearly visible.

Use of public space and equipment

It is considered necessary to investigate the existence of spaces (centres, facilities and equipment) meant for the care of girls and boys an elderly and/or dependent people in the neighbourhoods and their relation with public spaces in the city. It is necessary to evaluate in which degree inequalities between women and men in the use of these spaces exist.


The focus of attention is the evaluation of gender inequalities related to the use of private and public transport, in the promotion of a familiar city which pretends to eliminate the space-time restrictions between infrastructures related to development and maintenance of daily life.


We point out the need to evaluate architectural barriers in the neighbourhoods with the objective to favour the equality of opportunities and the autonomy of all people, especially the ones with reduced mobility.

Network of municipal resources

We recommend considering an evaluation of the coverage of existent equipment and facilities in the city meant for victims of male violence and for the use of female and feminist collectives in the city.


It is considered necessary to investigate about the feeling of fear and need in the specific public spaces used by the most vulnerable social groups and to detect problems (insufficient lighting, clearness of routes, natural surveillance...)