Gender-sensitive spatial development in an era of neo-liberalism: co-option and oppositions

Roberts, M. 2022. Gender-sensitive spatial development in an era of neo-liberalism: co-option and oppositions. Town Planning Review. 93 (6), pp. 677-697. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2021.42

TitleGender-sensitive spatial development in an era of neo-liberalism: co-option and oppositions
TypeJournal article
AuthorsRoberts, M.
Abstract

The persistence of gender inequalities has stimulated a renewed interest in feminist ideas. Running alongside the UK’s adoption of the gender equality duty, its planning system has gradually been co-opted as tool for neo-liberal spatial governance. While neo-liberalism extends and deepens inequalities and feminism seeks to eradicate them, there are aspects of feminist ideas which have been taken up by neo-liberalism. This article critically examines three examples of co-option, highlighting economic growth and empowerment, the recognition of diversity and ‘New Everyday Life’. The article concludes by outlining some radical changes the UK would need to adopt to ‘engender’ spatial development.

KeywordsUrban Studies
Geography, Planning and Development
JournalTown Planning Review
Journal citation93 (6), pp. 677-697
ISSN0041-0020
1478-341X
Year2022
PublisherLiverpool University Press
Publisher's version
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2021.42
Publication dates
Published17 Nov 2022

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