Gendered space and sense of security

V. Liani, Herlily

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Public facilities within the city area are expected to meet the needs of citizens in daily urban life. It should also be accessible by all genders to meet their basic needs such as interaction, information, and commuting inside the city. However, many public facilities such as train stations are considered gendered as masculine space. This spatial imbalance between men and women affects women's involvement in the use of public facilities as well as their sense of security inside the city. Kevin Lynch's "Performance Dimensions"theory in A Theory of Good City Form explains how Fit and Control aspects are important to see the connection between the city and its community. This paper will look at gender's sense of security in Jakarta Kota train station and how Jakarta Kota train station provides security for genders as its user through fit and control aspects. The basic needs and conditions of humans in public space such as safety need to be fulfilled to support all types of society including genders.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012048
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Smart City Innovation, ICSCI 2020 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


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