General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Gender in geography and planning
Language English
Module lecturer dr Edyta Bąkowska-Waldmann, dr Julia Kaczmarek-Khubnaia
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position assistant professor (adiunkt), assistant professor (adiunkt)
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 15


The detailed timetable:

8.12.2023 (Friday) Room 11, 15.00-16.30.

15.12.2023 (Friday) Room 11, 15.00-16.30
12.01.2024 (Friday) Room 11, 15.00-16.30
19.01.2024 (Friday)  Room 11, 15.00-16.30
26.01.2024 (Friday) Room 11, 15.00-16.30
30.01.2024 (Tuesday) Room 11, 15.00-16.30
2.02.2024 (Friday) Room 11, 15.00-16.30

Location: Collegium Geographicum, Bogumiła Krygowskiego 10, Faculty of Human Geography and Planning, Room 103 (1st floor). 

How to get there: 

Module aim (aims)

The main goals of the module are: (1) to present the impact of selected non-economic factors (associated with culturally determined "gender roles") on the development of countries and regions, and (2) to discuss the role and need for a gender-based equality approach in local governance and spatial planning.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

English language skills at a level enabling participation in discussions and reading the proposed literature.


Week 1 : What is the link between geography and gender? - introduction to the subject of the lecture.

Week 2: The impact of selected socio-cultural and demographic conditions on the development of countries and regions.

Week 3: How do informal ‘rules of the game in a society’ affect our prosperity?

Week 4: Gender-differentiated spatial needs - why gender representativeness matters in spatial planning?

Week 5: Designing cities for …? Discrimination in urban space and ways to overcome it.

Week 6: Gender mainstreaming in local governance.

Week 7: Summary of workshop classes and presentations of students' projects.

Reading list

The reading list will be presented during the first lecture.