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Gender and Urban Mobility in Chile

How can we leverage data collaboratives to make urban transportation planning more gender-inclusive?

    Governance Area
  • National Governance
  • Institution Type
  • International Organization Public Sector Corporate/Business
  • Innovative Capability
  • Data Collaboratives
  • Product Category
  • Dataset Platform Mapping


Transportation planning in Chile and elsewhere rarely accounts for gender, yet these decisions impact the urban mobility of women and girls in a number of different ways. For example, women and girls often engage in multi-purpose, multi-stop trips. Safety is also a major concern for women and girls. The location of bus stops or how well-lit streets are can affect movement. The World Health Organization estimates that over 2,000 people die each year as a result of road accidents in the country. Sexual harassment is also a recurring obstacle, with 5 out of 10 women in Chile reporting sexual harassment on the street.


Latin America


Universidad del Desarrollo/Telefónica R&D Center
ISI Foundation


This data collaborative project seeks to create a Data Collaborative on Gender and Urban Mobility to pair official government data (census, transport, crime report, socioeconomic indicators) with high-definition satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, and aggregated, anonymized Call Detail Records from Telefonica to create create a human landscape and mobility map of Santiago.

Results & Impact


Stefaan Verhulst

Andrew Young

Hannah Pierce