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The City Seen By Women:
A study on the appropriation of public spaces from a gender perspective

Tecnológico de Monterrey

From the perspective of gender urbanism, cities are built according to who dominates the public space: men. The feminist approach to urbanism calls for the reconstruction of cities, built from an inclusive perspective that considers the experiences of all people, as well as a reconstruction that allows women to have access to decision-making processes. Therefore, this case study focuses on public space accessibility and participation for women who make up the Lomas Modelo Women’s Committee. This research study also aims to understand the obstacles faced by women in community leadership roles, analyzing the dynamics of gender exclusion and its influence on the perpetuation of poverty in the Lomas Modelo Norte neighbourhood