Gender Atlas of Bologna

Bologna is currently carrying out significant transformations in the city to undertake its adaptation to climate change (thanks to the support of the European Investment Bank) -taking it as an opportunity to bridge the gender inequalities and transition towards a more equal society.

On this basis, over the course of a year, we worked in collaboration with the city council and the EIB, concluding with the drafting of a gender atlas (Atalante di Genere) intended to help describe and disseminate the different dimensions of gender inequality.

It aims to be a tool that empowers citizens to understand the gender gap that coexists in their urban environment, allows technicians to develop new policies and allows EIB to evaluate their future inversions within the city to guarantee an integrated gender vision. The Atlante provides a comprehensive view of the gender gap in Bologna. It illustrates various aspects of citizens’ well-being, needs, and overall quality of life. It delves into the characteristics of public spaces, examining the sense of security and the perceived quality that our residents experience. Additionally, it offers insights into how mobility functions within our urban landscape, and the infrastructures that underpin it. Of particular significance is the introduction of innovative statistical analyses, notably the Quality of Life Index with a fresh gender perspective, a pioneering effort by the city of Bologna.

The atlas is accompanied by a gender manual. While the atlas serves as a tool for mapping the city’s landscape, the manual is designed to assist in the planning and design of diverse urban spaces and facilities, ensuring a comprehensive consideration of gender perspectives.

OCA Global and Zaida Muxí have led the project, supported by our team in collaboration with the experts Flavia Pesce, Chiara Belingardi and Barbara Kenny. Commissioned by the EIB for Bologna City Council.



Comune di Bologna

European Investment Bank

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