Knowledge Note

"Modern cities are designed by men and for men, limiting women’s access to economic and social development."

Urban planning and design quite literally shape the environment around us — and that environment, in turn, shapes how we live, work, play, move, and rest. This handbook aims to illuminate the relationships between gender inequality, the built environment, and urban planning and design; and to lay out a menu of simple, practicable processes and best practices for urban planning and design projects that build more inclusive cities – for men and women, for those with disabilities, and for those who are marginalized and excluded.

This Knowledge Note is an Overview from the World Bank Publication titled, Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design. Read the full report HERE