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Gender Values in landscape planning and spatial planning
My name is William Hartig and I'm a student studying architecure in Papua New Guinea. I'm writing a research paper on gender sensitive spaces in landscape planning and design. I come form an environment where gender spaces are allocated in the planning and setting out of domestic settlements and I am trying to make comparisons. Does anybody have any idea as to where I can find helpful information on the subject?
William Hartig
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Gender Values in landscape planning and spatial planning
Domestic space designed according to Islam are also gender sensitive.. You may find the following sources helpful:

* Stefano Bianca and Sami Anqawi, "Common Principles in the Domestic Architecture of Islam," Islamic art: common principles, forms and themes: proceedings of the International Symposium ... Istanbul ... 1983, ed. Ahmed Mohammed Issa & Tahsin Oemer Tahaolu (Damascus, 1989), 89-100

* Mohammad Arkoun, "Muslim Character: The Essential and the Changeable", in Architecture as Symbol and Self-Identity, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, ed. Jonathan G. Katz (Philadelphia, 1980) 210-212

* Hisham Murtada, Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment, (New York, 2002)

* "Faith and the Environment", in Architecture as Symbol and Self-Identity, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, ed. Jonathan G. Katz (Philadelphia, 1980), 225

As well as these articles, I can tell you from personal experience that certain countries in the Gulf for example allocate specific areas according to gender. I used to live in Qatar, and there was a public park specifically for women, and one for the general mixed society. In restaurants you would also find a certain space allocated for family where single men could not sit. In shopping malls a specific day of the week is also allocated for family and again men unaccompanied by women would not be allowed to enter. But, please do not let this seem to be a forbidding narrow minded image, for it was not like this at all. Qatar for example has a VERY cosmopolitan culture and the lifestyle is very modern, but within the religious and cultural limits.
Sara Sharaf
Gender Values in landscape planning and spatial planning
Thank you Sara I'll look into that
William Hartig
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