Taking Women’s Bodily Functions into Account in Urban Planning Policy: Public Toilets and Menstruation

Taking women’s bodily functions into account in urban planning and policy: public toilets and menstruation

Author/s: Clara Greed

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Publication date: 2016


In this paper, it is argued that public toilets policy is a town planning issue, crucial to creating sustainable, efficient, accessible and equitable cities. Ways of integrating toilet provision into city-wide strategic planning policy and local urban design are discussed. The paper first reviews global sanitation issues, and makes comparisons with inadequate public toilet provision in the UK.