The safe city: developing of GIS tools for gender-oriented monitoring (on the example of Kharkiv city, Ukraine)




safe city, gender, GIS, requirements tracking matrix, urban projects, content management


The review of gender components of the social-spatial content of the safe city of Kharkiv was carried out using GIS mapping on the “Secondary city” platform. The following tasks are proposed: firstly, in the light of the modern concepts of a safe city, to analyze the characteristics of urban areas with the use of feminist optics; secondly, to identify the main methods of geo-research of the safety component; thirdly, to develop gender-sensitive geo-information maps of Kharkiv through explication of the problem of urban infrastructure security. The theoretical basis of scientific research is logico-structural analysis, as well as geo-information methods of spatial analysis on the platform ArcGISOnline. The gendered context of urban space security is revealed. Structural and logical analysis of the phenomenon of “safe city” in the context of sustainable development goals is provided. Geo-information layers for the interactive map of Kharkiv with gender-sensitive security parameters of urban locations have been developed.

Geolocation potential for identifying the safety/hazard coordinates of urban locations and assessing the quality of the urban environment, in general, are covered. Gender-segregated and gender-sensitive spatial data necessary to carry out gender monitoring of city security are visualized. The developed GIS layers for the map of Kharkiv are able to play an integrating role of the catalyst for the city's gender mainstreaming and allow the local executive authorities to efficiently perform information and analytical processes to develop appropriate solutions (generation of gender segregated data, data management and exchange, remote zoning) and others.

A “model of multi-criteria evaluation of gender-sensitive content” to improve the processes of “content management” of urban infrastructure projects and programs is developed. The model integrates PMBoK requirements for the project content management and specific gender GIS requirements for the content of the infrastructure project. It is noted that the application of the proposed model allows making effective design decisions by integrating gender parameters in the project database in the format of GIS mapping

Author Biographies

Tetiana Fesenko, Luhansk National Agrarian University Аlchevskykh str., 44, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61002

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Engineering and Architecture

Galyna Fesenko, O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv Marshala Bazhanova str., 17, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61002

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultural Studies

Natalya Bibik, O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv Marshala Bazhanova str., 17, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61002

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Enterprise Economics, Business Administration and Regional Development


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How to Cite

Fesenko, T., Fesenko, G., & Bibik, N. (2017). The safe city: developing of GIS tools for gender-oriented monitoring (on the example of Kharkiv city, Ukraine). Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies, 3(2 (87), 25–33.