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Public Lecture: ‘Gender sensitive’ cities – why should we care?

Thomas Sharpe Lecture led by Emeritus Professor Marion Roberts as part of Newcastle University's Insights Public Lecture Series

Date/Time: Thursday 11 October, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Since the UN’s call for gender equality, gender mainstreaming has been brought into urban planning and design. This lecture will explore how gender plus concerns – including the reconciliation of paid employment and unpaid care work, personal safety and transport – remain important for city planners and designers, and asks if there is more for academics, practitioners and policymakers to do.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.