Survey for UNDP's Joint Research Publication with Arup and the University of Liverpool on Gender-Inclusive Cities


Designing Cities for, and with, Women

This is a gender-sensitive design survey – it considers gender as a significant variable in understanding people’s experience of the built environment. Specifically, we are investigating the experiences of women, including transgender women, and those who identify as non-binary. Completing the survey should take approximately 10 minutes. The results will inform a research project, Designing Cities for, and with, Women, which will be translated into an open source Cities Alive publication which will be available to download at:

UNDP has partnered with Arup and the University of Liverpool, to explore the experiences of women in cities around the world. This includes the needs they have, the challenges they face, and solutions that could contribute to a safer and more inclusive and nurturing urban environment. This report will become a useful resource for city authorities, city makers, and community groups to aid in the design and regeneration of their cities. 

Access the survey here:

We ask that you do not add identifying information in the free text boxes. Only the internal research team at Arup will have access to the raw survey data; it will not be shared with the UNDP or the University of Liverpool. Your responses may be quoted in our work; however, in the event that a response contains information that could identify you, it will be removed.

Please feel free to be open and honest at your own discretion. You will not be able to edit or withdraw your responses once you have submitted them. You do not have to provide a response to a question if you don’t feel comfortable in doing so. 

Your answers will feed into Cities Alive publication: ‘Designing Cities for, and with, Women’, and associated marketing communications, that will be celebrated as a Call to Action at an event for the report publication in Spring/Summer 2022.   

If you have any questions following your completion of the survey, please get in touch at:

Only the Arup team will be able to view and respond to your email, and it will not be used for any other purposes. Your email will be retained until the survey closes. Your email can be deleted at any point on request. 

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey.