Professor Dory Reeves from the School of Architecture and Planning has been awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand grant to attend the EnGendering Cities Conference, held later this month in Rome.
The Conference's theme is Designing Sustainable Urban Environments for All and Dory has been invited to present keynote address entitled 'International dimensions to designing sustainable and inclusive environments: perspectives from afar’'. The aim of her presentation is to share what has been learnt about gender and urban planning over the last 20 years.
As Professor of Planning at the University of Auckland, Dory teaches and researches in the area of social sustainability and planning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Since the 1980s, she has co-authored PAN 12 Planning for Women, GPN 7 Gender and Spatial Planning and the UN-Habitat Gender and Urban Planning Report. She published Planning for Diversity in 2005 and a book on what makes early career planners effective in the work place is scheduled to be published next year.
Her current projects include climate change migrants - a gender perspective with Anita Lacey in Political Studies and working with Maori communities - developing a research agenda with Lena Henry and Kepa Morgan. She supervises PhD students researching a range of gender issues.
The EnGendering Cities Conference is hosted by the Italian Presidency of the European Union.