Umeå and Bogotá, Colombia

Gender matters everywhere, and cities are crucial actors when it comes to being a driving force for an equal society and an even distribution of power and resources. Bogotá as well as Umeå have examples of pioneering work in the area of gender equality and sustainable urban development, and a collaboration on this topic between these two otherwise very different cities will hopefully be an inspirational starting point for new and innovative ways of working with gender equality in relation to sustainable urban development.

In this first inception face the focus will be on exploring common grounds and areas for further development of strategies for integrating care as an outcome of concern into planning decisions and practices that seek to more equitably distribute resources for and burdens of care in cities.