The London Women and Planning Forum is an information
network for planning officers, architects, academics,
students and community and voluntary organisations involved
with urban environment and gender equality issues. It
aims to change and improve the position of women in
relation to planning issues; to provide a productive
opportunity to share experiences of problems and difficulties
encountered by women in the field; and to promote feminist
thinking in planning organisations and urban studies.
The Forum meets three times throughout the year to discuss
contemporary urban issues from a gender perspective.
LWPF was formerly based at the Women's
Design Service [New window] and during the last
five years the Forum has held regular forum events and
debated a wide range of contemporary issues including
urban regeneration, public surveillance systems, Unitary
Development Plans, Best Value, town centre management,
public and community art, community safety, women as
planners, and planning education. These events have
been written up in the Women's Design Service Broadsheet
The move to Queen Mary hopes to create more of a dialogue
between academics and practitioners working with the
Seminar - London Olympics: What's
in it for Women?
06 July 2011, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, Arts Lecture Theatre
This free half-day seminar will explore how much and
in what ways gender has been taken into account in planning
- Has the Olympic site been designed to address gender
issues relating to ergonomics, safety, transport and
- Have the competition facilities been designed to
raise the profile of women's sports
- Have the Olympic boroughs used the 2012 opportunity
to increase the provision of women-friendly sporting
- Will the Olympic legacy result in more women participating
in exercise and sport?
- What are the wider implications for urban design
of policies aimed at increasing women's participation
in and access to sports?
Rimla Akhtar - Chair, Muslim Women's Sport Foundation
Jayne Caudwell - Senior Lecturer, Chelsea School, University
Alison Nimmo CBE - Director of Design & Regeneration,
Olympic Delivery Authority
Tim Woodhouse - Head of Policy and External Affairs,
Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation
Louise Mansfield - Senior Lecturer, Department of Sport
Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church
The event will be chaired by Alison Blunt,
Professor of Geography and Chair of the London Women
and Planning Forum.
Registration is at 1.30pm and the event will begin at
1.45pm, with a reception at 5.30pm.
Join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussions
- all welcome!
Book online at www.qmul.ac.uk/events,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
including the name of the event and the number of places
you wish to book.
Recent seminars have included:
Women and Worship: New Approaches to Sacred Spaces
Women, House Design and Domestic Space
Space for Dance
Home, Mosque and Street: Muslim Women and Urban Design
Steering group members:
Wendy Davis - Women's Design Service
Alison Blunt - Queen Mary, University of London
Amanda Claremont - University of Brighton
Clare Melhuish - Brunel University
HaeRan Shin - The Bartlett School of Planning
For seminar archives, see www.lwpf.org.uk
For further information, please contact the LWPF Administrator,
Evelyn Owen, at email@example.com