By Dr Donnell Davis, NCWQ Habitat Adviser
Draft Report – UN CSW63 – Inclusive Infrastructure
This year the Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW63) has a theme that extends to inclusive infrastructure. Because we comprise half the population, women should have a say in the
decisions for a vital and responsive living environment appropriate for women, children, elders, and vulnerable communities. This extends to policies, processes and community practices for:
- Town planning (urban design and regional planning)
- Social, technological and economic infrastructure (schools, hospitals, transport systems, access to essential services, wifi-communication technology, accessible community meeting and eating places, green recreational areas and safe public spaces)
- Family-friendly design (so kids can play safely)
- Intergenerational access – universal design (for elderly and impaired)
- Culturally inclusive principles
- Design for crime prevention, vitality for safe mobility, visitation and daily use
- Micro-architecture for homes, multiple dwellings, intensive housing
- Macro-planning for preventing and mitigating climate disasters
- Regional food production for urban populations
Download the PDF report here (620kb)
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