City with a female face: how modern Vienna was shaped by women

Vienna, Austria uses a tactic called "gender mainstreaming" to ensure that urban planning equally takes into account lives of women and men around the city. While architecture and urban planning have traditionally been male-dominated industries, Vienna actively incorporates alternative opinions and lifestyles into their city infrastructure. The Austrian capital has been pioneering ‘gender mainstreaming’ for nearly 30 years. How did the city come to be so far ahead – and could its gains be lost?

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