5th International Engendering Conference

habitat III


On 5 and 6 October 2016, the Conference “Engendering Habitat III: Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport” will take place in Madrid with the aim of continuing to build knowledge, experience, and networks on the topics of gender and women in cities, planning, transportation, climate change, and structural change of institutions to promote gender equality in technological fields, with a focus on architecture and planning.

According to Prof. Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Partner of the TRIGGER Project) and Chair of genderSTE, “In addition to furthering the EU’s policies on gender in research, the Engendering Habitat III Conference will contribute to three concurrent important international agendas: the wide participatory processes set up by Habitat III, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the climate change policies emerging from the Paris COP agreements in December 2015, by creating a wide international academic forum specifically focusing on their gender dimensions”.

The Conference will be organized into two plenary sessions, which will feature keynote speeches by leading international experts on gender and urban environments. Furthermore, the conference will have eight tracks on a number of areas ranging from Urban Design and Architecture to Security and Safety, Accessibility, Migration, Environmental Challenges, Urban Planning and Gendered Research Methodologies, Gender Equality within Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Structural Changes in Technological Fields.

Academics, policy makers, professionals, Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and PhD students can submit their abstracts on the conference webpage. The participation from Spanish and Latin American participants is highly encouraged.

For more information, visit the Conference the website http://engenderinghabitat3.genderste.eu.

Opportunities for the publication of papers in peer reviewed journals and books after the conference are also envisaged.