Study of Public Space from A Gender Perspective; Case Study: Sundar Estate Industrial Site, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords:building program, circulation, public space, safety, security, and women's need
Unequal participation and exclusion of women as legitimate stakeholders within public spaces limit women's prosperity within our societies. This study highlights the problems of gender exclusion in public spaces concerning women's needs within the built environment in Pakistan. The aim is to improve public space design regarding women's requirements. Sundar Estate industrial site in Lahore was selected as the case study ' to address above mentioned issue. The parameters for evaluating the case study are the site's accessibility and circulation flow, the building program, space utilization, and safety and security. Based on the parameters, further, the data was collected through observation, questionnaire surveys, and interviews with stakeholders.220 participants from selected areas filled out the questionnaire, and Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate the questionnaires. The article's findings indicate that the study area's settings generally overlooked the demands of female users, and solutions are offered as a result.
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