AAG 2015 Chicago: Call for Papers The Gendered City Organizers: Defne Sarsilmaz, Florida International University, [email protected] Peter Wood, Florida State University, [email protected] The goal of this session is to unite a wide range of geographical perspectives on how cities are constructed, perceived, developed, and experienced in terms of gender and gendered spatiality. Cities are often a meeting point for various lifestyles, backgrounds, economies, and power relations. This session will foster dialogue between studies and experiences of how cities are frequently influenced and dictated by gender roles and assumed utility for particular spaces, places, and modes of connectivity with and within the 21st century city. Potential topic ideas include, but are certainly not limited to: Spaces of fear Spaces of violence The Global South city Masculine/feminine comfort spaces Male-driven development Sustainable growth Municipal governance and planning Gentrification Gated communities Changing dynamics in urban property values Rural-urban connectivity Sports stadium locations & security Ghettos, favelas, barrios, and shantytowns Public recreational exercise spaces Financing urban planning Macro-level influences on the national role of a city Micro-level influences on sprawling development This session will be in a standard format (15 minutes per presentation plus 5 minutes for addressing audience questions) but we hope to include a variety of presenting styles, content, and professional backgrounds in order to generate a diverse setting. If you are interested in participating or have any further questions please contact Defne Sarsilmaz ([email protected]) or Peter Wood ([email protected]) by October 22, 2014.