Politalks- Street Harassment and Urban Planning

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted July 23, 2019 from India

As part of the #AntiStreetHarassmentWeek we had #Politalks– a discussion on street harassment and the role of urban planning in making public spaces more inclusive. The session was co-facilitated by Vihang Jumle and Priya Tiwari.

They touched upon numerous topics, from the basics of harassment to power dynamics between genders. Safecity was extremely delighted to have Jeenal Sawla, an expert and seasoned urban planner, who gave amazing insight into the foundations of urban planning and gender inclusive public spaces. Is it time we have more ‘Eyes on the street’ or do we reclaim our public spaces? – Or perhaps ‘Hack’ public spaces. Here’s one such thought from Jeenal Sawla herself – 

https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/cities-environment-public-spaces-outdoor-recreation?fbclid=IwAR1pxus_xVPcN3xBSCsWqOxN6V7TuT2jZ9ZBc-PXLU-p3KmlfYWKO3ZHKmU

Thank you, Jeenal Sawla, for sharing insights into the foundations of urban planning and gender inclusive public spaces and ISDI Mumbai for hosting us at your beautiful venue.

*This blog was first published on Safecity.

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Jill Langhus
Jul 23
Jul 23

Hi Elsa,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your workshop. This sounds like an interesting discussion. I do like Jeenal's suggestion. It will be interesting to see how the future will look for public spaces in India and around the future around the world.

Hope you're having a great week!

Hello, Elsa,

This is a great initiative to raise awareness on how to keep public places safe. Thanks for sharing Jeenal’s inputs. Keep up the great work!

Beth Lacey
Aug 11
Aug 11

Thanks for sharing