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dc.contributor.advisorSletto, Bjørn
dc.creatorPicha, Mollie Anna
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-25T15:19:16Z
dc.date.available2018-07-25T15:19:16Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-04-30
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2S17T981
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65784
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65786
dc.description.abstractAlthough many studies have been conducted on public spaces, safety, and gender worldwide, little has been published on Latin America, much less Viña del Mar, Chile. Additionally, the plaza has played a central role in Latin American societies for centuries, yet few contemporary studies exist. This work examines the use and perceptions of plazas and safety in two main plazas in Viña del Mar: Plaza Vergara and Plaza O’Higgins. I uncover the feelings, motivations, and perceptions underpinning the uses manifested in these plazas with a focus on the differences between men and women. Fear of violence is a common theme among women and is manifested in the ways in which women use plazas, particularly as compared to men. In addition to gaining a fuller understanding of the social life of plazas, my study synthesizes recommendations expressed by female residents of Viña del Mar for improving plazas and other public spaces. My hope is that this study will encourage greater consideration of gender when planning public spaces in Viña del Mar and beyond.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPublic spaces
dc.subjectPlazas
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectSafety
dc.subjectPlanning
dc.subjectDesign
dc.subjectWomen’s safety
dc.subjectViña del Mar
dc.subjectPlaza safety
dc.subjectPlaza use
dc.subjectFear of violence
dc.subjectPlaza social life
dc.subjectPlaza safety improvement
dc.subjectGender and safety
dc.titlePlanning for safety in public spaces : efforts and outcomes regarding the use, perceptions, and safety of women in plazas in Viña del Mar, Chile
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-07-25T15:19:16Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLedesma De Leon, Edna
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1497-7774
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