Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use
The resources in this section reflect the four different areas of focus of this project. Beyond those, we have added resources that provide general information about the topic of gender equity as well as resources that address the issue of leadership for women in recreation and sport.
|Whose Eyes?: Women’s Experiences of Changing in a Public Change Room|
Fitness and recreation centres populate today’s modern urban communities and cater to a wide range of people seeking health, fitness and social connection through physical activity. While women’s experiences in these spaces have received some scholarly attention from feminist scholars and scholars of the body, little research has explored women’s lived experiences of the change room.
|Give Inclusivity a Sporting Chance by designing better recreational spaces|
By taking a full sustainability lens to our designs at the beginning of the process, we can support better equity, health, and climate resilience for future communities, making our spaces better for everyone.
|What would a city designed by women be like?|
Cities are supposed to be built for all of us, but they aren’t built by all of us. We spoke to feminists working in urban planning in the city to find out what they think needs to change to make cities better for women.
|Safer Parks Project|
Visiting parks is an integral part of everyday life, reflecting the vital social, health and recreational role parks play in towns and cities. Parks have numerous benefits for health and wellbeing yet concerns about safety can constrain women and girls’ use and experience of them.
|Safer Parks Standard|
This Standard is a set of principles for managing public park spaces in ways that prioritise women and girls’ safety.
|Gender Based Design|
What does a #city look like from Her perspective? How can designs/plans respond to a #woman’s experience?
|Gender sensitive public space? Placemaking and spatial justice through the perspective of gender|
Gender Equal Cities, URBACT’s new initiative, seeks to highlight ways in which cities are driving change to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality.
|How women are reclaiming their right to public space in Delhi|
Urban redevelopment in India over recent decades has had particular implications for women. Cities such as New Delhi have become sites for experimentation, autonomy and aspiration for women.
|#WomenSpatialActivism: Designing for the Re-appropriation of Public Spaces by Women in New Delhi, India|
The proposal is to reclaim women’s right to the city through the recontextualisation of their public spaces which have been lost or need to be developed in urbanised India.
|Workshop #2 — Understanding How Facility Design Can Support the Use of Facilities by Girls, Women and People of Diverse Gender Identities|
This workshop will focus on two basic elements related to gender equity and the design of recreation facilities.
|Workshop #2 — Understanding How Facility Design Can Support the Use of Facilities by Girls, Women and People of Diverse Gender Identities (Slide Deck)||Facility Design|
|Gender Equity and Inclusion Facility Use Assessment (Sport Nova Scotia)|
COMING SOON – A practical tool for organizations to identify strengths and opportunities to promote equity.
|Female Friendly Sport Infrastructure Guidelines|
The guidelines focus on three key enablers: Facility Planning and Design, Maximising Use (i.e., culture, programing, and Policy to Drive Change.
|Designing for Inclusivity: Strategies for Universal Washrooms and Change Rooms on Community and Recreation Facilities (HCMA Architecture and Design)|
This document explores the benefits of universal washrooms and change rooms and their provision in community and recreation facilities.