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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


New equality legislation in the form of the Gender Equality Duty, introduced in 2007, places a legal responsibility on all public bodies to promote gender equality, both as employers and as service providers. 

Local authorities have to comply with the Duty across all services, including those related to planning and regeneration.

With funding from the RICS Education Trust and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Gemma Burgess of the University of Cambridge looked at how those involved in planning and regeneration in local authorities have been including an emphasis on promoting gender equality in their work. 

The study took an early look at how the Gender Equality Duty is shaping planning and regeneration policy and practice.