In April 2007 the new Gender Equality Duty came into force, requiring public authorities to promote gender equality and remove gender discrimination. Planners and practitioners involved in urban regeneration programmes will need to examine who benefits from their projects – men and/or women – and to take appropriate action on the results.
In the light of the initiative to create sustainable, mixed communities through regeneration and the new legislative framework to impose consideration of gender, this study assessed the degree to which gender is taken into consideration in regeneration schemes using a number of case study examples.
- This research highlighted housing regeneration schemes where the consideration of gender has aided successful regeneration.
- It explored how gender was considered and what the outcomes were.
- This enabled the identification of ‘best practice’ examples that could be disseminated to improve the results on other regeneration schemes.
- The study was a useful way of exploring the implementation of the Gender Equality Duty, identifying good practice in dealing with the new legislation.