Apply for GE Academy Summer School

The European project GE Academy, in cooperation with the Technical University of Madrid, is organizing an online summer school on “Gender, Cities and the Planning Process: Creating Research in Climate, Energy and Mobility” from 7 to 11 June. You can apply by 6th of May.

This online Summer School will focus on gender research in cities and planning processes. It will look at the gender dimensions of urban and transportation research, considering in particular gendered-relevant aspects of important crosscutting issues such as climate, energy and ICT at the urban scale.

Gender affects who does research, how and which research questions are identified as important. Which methodologies are chosen, the case studies and data sets used, and the analysis undertaken. For an increasing number of researchers, these considerations are explicit, but for others they remain implicit, or even unconscious.

This online summer school aims to provide participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to explore how gender affects their existing or proposed research and to understand what it means to integrate a gender perspective into research and what it implies. Regulatory arrangements, tools and methodologies will be built from introducing the concept of gender and developing its complexity, in general, to work on the gender dimensions of urban planning, urban public space, housing, mobility and transport. It will also consider the interrelations of gender, energy and climate change at the urban scale. The aim is that participants can understand how they can incorporate sophisticated gender analysis into their research project.

During 5 days, keynote talks, seminars, participatory debates and workshop on real cases will be carried out in order to actively involve the participants, fostering an exchange of knowledge and experiences. The purpose is to provide the participants with a basis of knowledge and tools to integrate gender in their personal research on urban planning, mobility, climate or energy fields.

Learning objectives

  • Acquire basic knowledge on state of the art on gender in these scientific fields.
  • Familiarise on how gender can be incorporated in research projects in the scientific fields concerned.
  • Build capacity in designing and implementing research projects taking gender into account in these fields.
  • Support participants in working on concrete research projects or ideas to get a sense of what really means in practice.
  • Facilitate interaction between researchers in these scientific fields.
  • Provide examples of pitfalls and good practices to overcome them.

Who is it for?

Junior and Senior Researchers on

  • Spatial Planning fields
  • Mobility and Transport Infrastructures
  • Climate, Energy and Water fields with a focus on urban scale

Trainers

  • Inés Sánchez de Madariaga
    UNESCO CHAIR ON GENDER EQUALITY POLICIES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AND PROFESSOR OF URBAN PLANNING AT UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
  • Inés Novella Abril
    RESEARCHER & PROJECT COORDINATOR AT THE UNESCO CHAIR ON GENDER EQUALITY POLICIES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
  • Susan Buckingham
    INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER & CONSULTANT ON GENDER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
  • Maria Sangiuliano
    SENIOR GENDER EXPERT, CEO & RESEARCH DIRECTOR AT SMART VENICE
  • Bente Knoll
    B-NK GMBH, TRAINER

For more information and the application form visit GE Academy website.