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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Sophie Thiel (2020): Fostering Inclusion in Urban Public Open Space Planning in Europe From Symbolic Values to Implementation Efforts. Seeking Traces in Amsterdam and Vienna.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 154. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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Abstract:
Urban- and open space planning pursue the Sustainable Development Goal "inclusive cities". What is the added value of gender-sensitive contributions from open space planning when it comes to achieving inclusive urban public open spaces? This thesis investigates whether experiences from gender-sensitive planning contribute to more inclusive urban planning. The socio-spatial connections of inclusion are addressed to situate the discourse in the context of open space planning. Relevant urban planning concepts and strategies are assigned to the 3 structuralist levels of spatial production and policy-making. An extensive document review & an interpretative discourse and policy analysis form the essential part of the qualitative-interpretive methodology of this work. Interviews with experts from the field of (gender-sensitive) urban planning offer additional insights into everyday planning at the operational level. Two projects in Amsterdam and Vienna are analyzed regarding their efforts to increase inclusiveness in the open space planning process and then compared, using the elaborated "Four Dimensions of Inclusiveness of Open Spaces". The empirical results indicate that a relational approach, as used in gender-sensitive planning, is essential to understand and steer processes that promote inclusion in urban open space planning. The Four Dimensions of Inclusivity of Public Open Spaces are equally based on an understanding of the complexity of socio-spatial interrelations and therefore provide a basis for any further discussion on inclusion in urban planning. Accordingly, the master's thesis argues that the change in urban planning towards an interpretative, relational approach is promoted by gender-sensitive contributions and this allows for the inclusion discourse of open space planning to unfold. Gender-sensitive open space planning fosters processes that increase inclusion by identifying different needs and demands for use and claiming equal treatment.

Beurteilende*r: Damyanovic Doris

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