The role of Research and Academia PCG (RAPCG) is to:
The RAPCG is an independent thematic platform drawn to provide aggregated summary positions and to coordinate localization activities between PCGs.
RAPCG is part of a global research community including universities, research organisations and independent researchers and creates one bridge between UN-Habitat and other UN agencies.
The Research and Academia PCG has over 251 active members from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Individual members belong to many other networks: The Urban Thinkers, SDSN, ISOCARP, the newly formed Global Pandemic Network. Many have contributed to the UN-Habitat Global Lecture Series.
Inés Sánchez de Madariaga
Inés Sánchez de Madariaga is UNESCO Chair on Gender in Science, Technology and Innovation and Professor of Urban Planning at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
She is a leading international expert on gender in planning, architecture, and STEM with extensive experience in policy and research. Currently a Visiting Scholar at UCLA, a member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish UN-Sustainable Solutions Development Network, and an Advisor to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat.
She has been Chair of the international COST network Gender, Science, Technology and Environment, co-Director of the EU-US Gendered Innovations Project. As member of the European Commission Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Chair the EC Expert Group on Structural Change, she played a key role in the negotiations to introduce gender as a central element of the EC research program Horizon2020.
She has been member of the Scientific Committees and PI of a dozen European RTD projects, as well as an EC Urbact expert.
She has held public office as Deputy Director General for Architecture, Advisor to the Minister of Housing, Advisor to the Minister of Science, Director of the Women and Science Unit at the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Research.
A former Fulbright grantee, she has been Visiting Scholar at the Bauhaus-Weimar, London School of Economics, and Columbia University.
She is editor of two reference books on gender in planning: Engendering Cities: Designing Sustainable Urban Spaces for All, Routledge, 2020, and Fair Shared Cities. The Impact of Gender Planning in Europe. 2013.
Dr. Dory Reeves
Dr. Dory Reeves is a qualified planner, and Fellow of the RTPI, specialising in planning for diversity, equality, inclusion and place making. She has worked in the public sector in the UK and between 2008 and 2018 held the post of Professor of Planning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a member of the Gender PCG, SDSN and the Global Pandemic Network.
As a freelance consultant, she undertakes a range of research, capacity building and assessment work. Current work includes capacity building, working as an ally with Māori colleagues to better prepare natural and built environment professionals to work with Māori values; research mentoring with community and advocacy groups to support rights to the city for all. In addition she provides evaluation and monitoring for some of the pilot Tactical Urbanism Innovating Streets projects funded by WAKA Kotahi and is a member of MBIE’s college of assessors.
She has been a visiting professor at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and a focal point for UN-Habitat in New Zealand. She co-authored the original RTPI Practice Advice Note on Planning for Women and the follow up Gender and Spatial Planning. She undertook a series of reviews of the Section 75 Equality Impact Assessment process for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
Recent publications include:
Reeves, D. (2020) Auckland Case Study in ‘Effectiveness of Planning Law in Land-Rich Developed Countries’, Nairobi, UN-Habitat.
Reeves, D. (2020) World Urban Forum - WUF10, Planning Quarterly, March, 6-13. Auckland: NZPI.