Gender and the Built Environment Database
Welcome to Gendersite
The definitive online resource for gender and the built environment
Watch the Gendersite launch event report here
Everyone involved in the built environment world tries to meet the needs of their clients. Child-sized furniture is designed for nurseries, disabled parking bays are located next to entrances, sheltered housing sites are planned near post offices and shops. However people are often unaware of the needs of a majority of the population; women. With the introduction of the Gender Equality Duty there is now a legal obligation to consider those needs.
Gendersite provides a route to all the information needed to gain a better understanding of gender issues in the built environment. The site lists books, bibliographies, broadcasts, conference papers, journals, reports, unpublished PhDs and more. Just choose the keyword (from the drop-down menu) that is most relevant to your project or area of interest.
Database researched by Dr Clare Melhuish. This project was supported by the UCL-led UrbanBuzz Programme, within which UEL is a prime partner
Update - January 2012
It is with regret that WDS Trustees had to take the decision to wind up the organisation in January 2012, due to a lack of funding and resources. Therefore WDS is unable to maintain this website or respond to queries in the way that we would like. However we are grateful to Fortrix IT for hosting the site for us, and to Fat Beehive for their work in creating the site, and hope that you find the database useful. Resources listed here date up to 2011.
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