Gender and Urban Claim in Tehran. The Women's Demands in a Moving Metropolis.

With metropolisation and the scale change, Tehran undergoes physical and social structural change. Mobility is placed at the heart of problems and new spaces are created and claimed by citizens as women that their presence is increasingly greater in urban public space. This paper describes the relationship between men and women with spaces transformation and analyzes the tensions and competitions around their access to the city.
I rely on the results of quantitative and qualitative surveys in Iran collaboration with the University of Tehran. I focus particularly on public spaces and daily mobility, which are the nuclei of new urban centers, out with the old city as it was defined before the 1990s. Men and women are not touched and affected in the same way by these changes and I will seek to demonstrate these differences through their practices, but also of their way to claim the right to the city.