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Equal Cities – Planning for equality, inclusion and an effective presence of women in the civic landscape.

Online Conference on the 3rd of March 2022 at 3 p.m.

The network of Italian Cultural Institutes in the Nordic Countries (Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm) together with the Italian Embassy in Sweden is co-promoting Equal Cities, an online conference dedicated to gender equality in contemporary urban planning.

The event targets architects, city managers, strategic advisors, elected representatives, stakeholders from different public agencies, and of course, the civic society.

Equal Cities will be held online, streamed live via the social media of the Italian Cultural Institutes (Facebook, Instagram) on the 3rd of March 2022 at 3 p.m. The video of the webinar as well as the conference proceedings will be available from the following day on the Italian Cultural Institutes´ websites.

Gender equality is a prerequisite for the well-being and the prosperity of the cities. It is a fundamental right that is enshrined in international and European treaties, as well as in the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Gender equality is also a catalyst for better policy-making, and local governments have a crucial role to play in further driving this change.

Urban equity in cities can be an important indicator to measure the complexity of gender equality issues at large and, based on the EU policy framework, it represents an important factor in monitoring progress of gender equality across the EU over time.

Which are the practices in Europe that strengthen the capacity to deliver an inclusive urban strategy? Which are the actions that not only enable but enhance the contribution of women to society? Is it possible to measure the gendered impact of Covid19 in urban environments?

These and other questions will be discussed by a broad panel of urbanists and city policies makers, moderated by Lennart Ploom, city archivist and director of Stockholm City Archives – Stadsarkivet. Having dealt with city history and its contemporary representation for more than 26 years, Lennart Ploom will guide the panel of experts from different countries in a discussion about how can we make good use of the recent successful, as well as those not so positive, experiences in inclusive urban planning.

The event is held in collaboration with Stockholm Stadsarkivet

Equal Cities – panel


Karin Carlsson

PhD History at Stockholm University.

Rebecka Lennartsson

PhD in Ethnology and Head of Research at Stadsmuseum Stockholm.


Liisa Horelli

PhD and Adjunct Professor Research Group in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering Department of Built Environment Dear, Aalto University.


Ellen De Vibe

Architect, urban planner and former director of The Planning and Building Services Agency (PBE) in Oslo. Together with Erik Berg (previous employee at the Foreign Ministry of Norway), she published the book A world of Cities, exploring how the UN sustainable development goals could be implemented in operational policy making and urban planning.


Tina Saaby

Citymaker and placemaker. Cityarchitect in Gladsaxe. Communicator of architecture and urban development. Former city architect of Copenhagen 2010 – 2019.


Silvia Serrelli

Silvia Serreli is Engineer and Urban Planning from University of Cagliari, Director of the degree courses in Urban Planning at Università degli studi di Sassari. Her research is focused on the relationships between climate change, international cooperation and migration processes.

Eleonora Carrano

Architect of Università La Sapienza; D.E.A. in project of architecture at ETSAB-UPC Barcelona. She collaborates with several magazines and writes about architecture. Currently is Director of Architecture & Human Rights ARCH+H.R. Italy.

  • Organizzato da: Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • In collaborazione con: Ambasciata d'Italia