Barcelona’s neighbourhoods and the overall city have very specific features that determine the lifestyles, health and very freedom of their residents. These features carry a distinct weight according to gender.
Just how easy or difficult it is to carry out one’s activities depends on the forms cities take and on how they organise.
Safety, the surroundings and the environment are some of the more important factors showing gender inequality in urban space.
There are three main reasons for choosing an area to reside in: the very features of the dwelling, proximity to one’s own network of friends and family, and the surroundings. It should be taken into account how these reasons can be modulated by the fact that women are less likely to have a private car, have less time and have a lower income.