Design Matters
Gender Responsive Planning

Gender responsive planning strategically considers the different needs and priorities of all genders by integrating the differing perspectives into all stages of planning. Join us as we welcome Sara Candiracci, remotely from Shanghai, to discuss the importance of gender responsive planning in urban centres.

This event will take place in person with a moderator at the City Building Design Lab, located at 616 MacLeod Trail SE. Prior to the lecture, enjoy student led initiatives in our Exhibition Gallery. We will be showcasing student work where you can speak with students about their projects and learn what is going on at SAPL.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (MT)
Location: City Building Design Lab, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary

Speaker information

Sara Candiracci is an Associate Director in Arup's Cities, Planning and Design team in Milan, and the Global Leader for Social Value and Equity. She also leads Arup’s work on gender-responsive urban planning, and on child-friendly and playful cities.

With more than two decades of experience as an urban planner, researcher, and international development expert, Sara has been at the forefront of designing and leading projects and programs focused on creating more equitable, inclusive, healthy and resilient cities. Some examples of her work are the Proximity of Care Design Guide, the Playful Cities Design Guide, the Nature Based Play Report, and the Cities Alive Publication Designing Cities that work for Women.

Prior to Arup, Sara has worked with UN Agencies, Development Banks and NGOs across Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia. She holds a PhD in urban planning, with a thesis on the role of cultural heritage in place-making and sustainable development in East Africa.

Sara believes in the power of collaborative partnerships and community engagement to achieve step-change outcomes in global issues. She also has the ability and passion to use applied research to shape innovative ideas and approaches, and transform them into strategies and practices that enable innovation and change.

The event is free to attend, however registration is required. 

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