Feminist Urban Planning

Include an intersectional feminist perspective in urban planning.


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Location: Barcelona, Spain

Organization: Col·lectiu Punt 6

About the Wise Practice

Started in 2005, Col·lectiu Punt 6 is a feminist organization originating from Barcelona, Spain. The organization, consisting of women architects and urban planners, is striving to include women in urban planning and include an intersectional feminist perspective. The organization ultimately strives to promote gender equality in public spaces and facilities and to eliminate gender discrimination in hopes of a women-friendly space.


Governance & Leadership


Goal 3: Promote participatory age- and gender-responsive approaches at all stages of the urban and territorial policy and planning processes (NUA 92, 155).


Integrate an intersectional feminist perspective in urban planning. Methods include: capacity building, awareness raising, participatory process, and research.


The initiative tracks the number of engagement sessions and publications, develops and assess tools, and monitors projects.

Lessons Learned

Women have been often invisible in urban planning. Col·lectiu Punt 6, a feminist organisation of women architects and urban planners based in Barcelona, Spain, has developed planning techniques and tools to include women both as objects and subjects of urban planning, and as experts of everyday life. The article focuses on the participatory tools that Col·lectiu Punt 6 has developed that can be used in the different stages of planning, from assessing to evaluating planning policies and interventions, as well as tools of women ’s empowerment with the goal of promoting bottom-up models of planning. Evidence is shown how, using these tools, planning becomes more inclusive not only of women in their diversity, but also of children, youth, the elderly, as well as people of different race, ethnicity, income, sexual and gender identities, and capacities. Examples from different contexts are provided, from Spain and Latin America.

Resources and More Information

Planning from below: using feminist participatory methods to increase women’s participation in urban planning

Updated: January 19, 2021