A new study by the RTPI is investigating the role of women and planning; both of women working within the profession; and the impact of the profession on the day-to-day lives of women.
We would like to hear from planners (female and male) about their experiences via a short survey or telephone interview.
The deadline for responses has been extended until Monday 29 April. Download the survey.
A recent RTPI survey found that a relatively important proportion of female planners have faced—and are sometimes still facing— important barriers to their professional advancement.
In particular, the barrier of gender – which was suggested by 24% of female respondents compared to just 2% of male respondents, and the lack of family-friendly employer policies – mentioned by 14% of female respondents compared to 2% of their male counterparts.
The primary aim of this study is to better understand the professional journey of female planners – in particular, the barriers and obstacles directly or indirectly related to gender as experienced by women working in the planning profession. A second aim is to gauge the impact of gender mainstreaming on planning related issues – that is, to gain an in-depth understanding of the success and failure to implement planning policies sensitive to gender specific needs in urban and rural environments.
Results of this study will inform a report on Women and Planning. Outputs will be presented at the Women and Planning in the UK conference to be held on 20th/21st May 2019 at the Leeds Planning School. Results may be subsequently published as an academic article in a peer-reviewed journal. They may also inform the background of the RTPI Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan which will be launched later on this year.
- Via a short (30-45min) semi-structured interview with Deputy Head of Policy and Research Prof. Aude Bicquelet-Lock. Interviews will be held face-to-face or by phone/skype (until Friday 5th April 2019).
- Or, by filling in a questionnaire (on a word document) and returning it via email to Aude Bicquelet-Lock before Monday 29th April 2019.
Read the briefing about the project here.
See more in our blog Women and Planning: Perspectives from Westminster.
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