Planificación con comunidades en proyectos de regeneración: hacia una capacidad cívica generizada en Bat Yam, Israel

Translated title of the contribution: Planning with communities in regeneration projects: toward a gendered civic capacity

Tovi Fenster, Efrat Eizenberg

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Abstract

This article explores the central role that gender plays across a variety of scales in the development of civic capacity among residents of Meonot-Yam neighborhood in Bat-Yam, Israel. The article proposes a new, gendered reading of civic capacity which involves transforming women’s and men’s ways of thinking and acting out of the ordinary in this regeneration project, with the aim of updating and revising the term as related to planning with communities approaches. Using a performative understanding of gender based on feminist poststructuralist analysis to identity knowledge/power and place, we combine the analysis of community and personal scales, looking at ‘paradoxical moments’ to understand how the transformation in power relations has taken place and how civic capacity is developed. We do so by conducting a critical analysis of biweekly meeting minutes and in-depth interviews held over a three-year period (2010–2013). This civic capacity development is particularly important for women who manage to enhance and increase their social capital throughout those years.

Translated title of the contributionPlanning with communities in regeneration projects: toward a gendered civic capacity
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1254-1269
Number of pages16
JournalGender, Place, and Culture
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Civic capacity
  • Gender
  • Israel
  • Planning with communities
  • Regeneration projects

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