Campaign for gender respect in public transport in Istanbul, 2014This project aims to produce a brief manual that gives guildelines on how to organize a gender equitable mobility and urban space. It will gather a series of good and incorrect practical measures, from spatial design to communication, that impact respect of gender differences in mobility. It will be illustraded by a series of cases from various urban contexts, through the EU and outside, and will re-organize existing available content in a short publication.

Target public : practitioners of public space and mobility, either in institutions (transport operators, local governments) or in design & planning offices.

Focus : cases analysis, from a series of EU and non EU countries, on different issues concerning women and mobility, as they emerge from different approaches (urban design, mobility planning, economic, cultural, geographical differences).

Context : this research originates from a call launched by CIVITAS desk on good practice on gender and mobility planning in June 2014, for which we received an interesting series of contributions. Our aim is to condense and complete these contributions into a deliverable that can provide a direct useful impact in local contexts.

Content :

You can see here part of the raw material that we are collecting, before we process it :

Context producing at night a feeling of unsafety


Project team : this project is carried under the coordination of Basak Tanulku.

Basak Tanulku is a researcher in urban sociology, based in Istanbul. She obtained a PhD degree in Sociology from Lancaster University (2010).

Her PhD work has been on gated communities in Istanbul, and it adopted an ethnograhic approach to explore these communities and everyday life inside them. An important focus of her PhD research was Istanbul's transformation into a "city of crime and danger" as well as different conditions of security and insecurity inside gated communities. Her main research areas : urban studies, socio-spatial fragmentation, urban and regional planning, urban transformation, consumer culture. More of her works can be found on and her blog. Contact : b_tanulku at

Status : started June 2014 - expected finish : September 2014  

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Part of the inspiration to achieve this contribution comes from a proficuous exchange with the CIVITAS desk involved, that we illustrate with this email :

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Subject: CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group: contributions to the collaboratice interaction on gender mobility
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:53:47 +0200
From: Simone Bosetti <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
To: Raphael Calvelli (Citizens Mobility) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Dear Mr. Calvelli, Thanks a lot for your interesting contribution.

Please forward this appreciation as well to the persons that have contributed, with their time and efforts.

It's rare that we receive elaborated contributions, so we are pleased that CIVITAS gets input from new people, that contribute to bring, from all Europe and beyond, new approaches on what are the good practices of urban mobility.

This information will contribute to what we collected so far from other sources, so as to help us prepare a Policy Note on gender mobility planning, that we planned to deliver soon at present at the next CIVITAS FORUM Conference in Casablanca ( .

Furthermore, as this document you provided has in itself probably the potential to become a guide of good practices, please feel free to elaborate it further.

We'd be pleased to diffuse then this supplementary resource in the CIVITAS knowledge base and in the CIVITAS Integrated Planning TG webpage ( ).

I also warmly invite you and your contributors to register and interact on this topic both on LinkedIn and on CIVITAS Interactive.

Importantly, we will foster further discussions on this topic and in the coming period we plan to organize a webinar, to which I would welcome you to participate with some contributions.

Looking forward to hearing from you and your colleagues,

Simone Bosetti
ingegnere dei trasporti / transport engineer
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