Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation: Women-Only Urban Parks in Iran


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Public spaces are the renditions of the power symmetry within the social setting it resides in, and is both controlling and confining of power. In an ideologically-laden context, urban design encompasses values and meanings and is utilized as a means to construct the identity and perpetuate visible and invisible boundaries. Hence, gendered spatial dichotomy based on a biological division of sexes is often employed systematically to evade the transgression of women into the public spaces. The production of modern urban space ...

Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation: Women-only urban parks in Iran 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472473370