Gender Inclusion in Urban Planning: Practices from across the Globe

About this event

The Commonwealth Women in Planning Network (CWIP) are proud to present the second webinar in our series – Gender Inclusion in Urban Planning: Practices from Across the Globe.

“What would cities look like if they were designed for women? Can we create cities that are safer, more inclusive, and equitable for women? How could we achieve this much needed change? “ These are the questions that ARUP’s latest report Designing Cities that Work for Women seeks to answer.

In our second webinar, we hear from the report authors, Kim Power, Principal Urban Planner at ARUP and Dr Sara Candiracci, Associate Director at ARUP. The report was produced in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Liverpool and identifies four key areas of focus for improving women’s lives in cities and outlines a new gender-responsive approach to planning and design.

When and where

Date and time

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 14:30 – 15:30 EEST




  • 12:30 (GMT): Introduction – Charlotte Morphet, Moderator & CAP Women in Planning Network volunteer
  • 12:35: Presentation from Kim Power and Sara Candiracci, ARUP
  • 13:00: Questions and Discussion
  • 13:30 – Close

About the speakers

Kim Power is a Principal Urban Planner within Arup’s cities, planning and design team based in Liverpool, UK. As a chartered urban planner and project manager, Kim has over 10 years’ experience delivering regeneration projects in urban environments; with a specific interest in creating inclusive cities.

Kim is experienced in developing strategic city plans, site-based regeneration visions and strategies, and regeneration policies. She was able to apply this experience whilst working on the UK Towns Fund project in the role of Town Coordinator, supporting over 10 towns in the development of Town Investment Plans. Kim is also experienced in delivering stakeholder engagement and consultation activity for a range of public and private sector clients; most recently in her role as City Readiness Engagement Lead for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Dr Sara Candiracci is an Associate Director at Arup, where she leads Arup’s Inclusive Cities & Social Value & Equity business in Europe, bringing together urban planners, urban designers, social scientists, and environmental specialists to create inclusive, resilient and healthy cities. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the industry which includes also working with UN-Habitat, the World Bank, and IDB across Africa, Latin America, South East Asia, and the Middle East. Sara led the development of the publication Cities Alive – Designing Cities that work for Women, as well as other thought leadership research on child-friendly and playful cities. and Sara holds a PhD in urban planning, with a thesis on the role of cultural heritage in place-making and social value.

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