Nearly 30 experts from all over the world will participate in round tables and lectures to present urban planning initiatives that contribute to the elimination of inequalities


The International Conference “Gender and Sustainable Urban Development in the post-pandemic”, to be held in Valencia on Thursday 21 October, will map out new models of inclusive cities in order to promote gender equality in urban planning, an approach that has become more relevant as a result of the needs that have arisen in the context of COVID-19.

Around 30 leading international experts in the field will participate in round tables and presentations to present urban planning initiatives that contribute to the elimination of inequalities and promote the empowerment of women, thus bringing applicable actions closer to governments at national, regional and local level.

The round table “Priority gender actions for Urban Agendas in the post-pandemic” will open the conference with speakers such as Maitreyi Das, Ana Falú, Emilia Saiz, Magdalena Czarzyńska-Jachim, Sarah Murison and Inés Sánchez de Madariaga. In addition, the programme will continue with different round tables analysing successful experiences in Asia, Africa, Europe and America, while in the afternoon the presentations “Cities as places for the exercise of human rights” and “Towards the World Urban Forum 2022 Katowice, Poland” are scheduled.

The presentation of the Declaration “Women for a new sustainable urban development after the pandemic” will close this International Conference, which can be followed via streaming in Spanish and English from the website after registering free of charge.

The event is organised by the UNESCO Gender Chair of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, directed by Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, by AGGI, Gender Advisory Group of the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, chaired by Ana Falú, and by the Urbanima Centre of the University of Naples Federico II, directed by Teresa Boccia. It also has the support of the Generalitat Valenciana through the Directorate General for Urban Planning and can be followed by

The General Assembly of Partners (GAP), Women’s New European Bauhaus (WNEB), the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia (ETSAV), the University Federico II of Napoles, the National University of Córdoba (Argentina), and the Association of Women Architects of Spain (AMAE) are also supporting the congress as collaborators.