Good Practice


Co-produced policy in the Rodrigo Bueno neighbourhood focusing on gender issues, mobility, and safety to improve women’s quality of life in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area
Local policy


Some objectives were to:

  • Map women’s social mobility within the neighbourhood on their daily itineraries.
  • Gather personalised inputs on what women do on their itineraries.
  • Design co-participative workshops to improve itineraries by identifying challenges to mobility that women face.


Rodrigo Bueno is one of the popular neighbourhoods where the Government of Buenos Aires implements processes of social and urban integration. Using a holistic approach, these projects involve neighbours in decision-making to implement UN’s 2030 Agenda.

Eighty-seven per cent of people in Buenos Aires use smartphones with Internet access. The entire participatory process was designed taking into consideration data extracted from participants’ phones.


This visualisation platform is part of testing the SDG16+ Implementation project in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. This project focused on the issues of mobility, security, and gender in the Rodrigo Bueno neighbourhood in Commune 1 of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Since its conception, this test sought to integrate innovative survey methodologies, incorporate diverse and unconventional data sources and creatively devise solutions to the problems at hand.


The project was divided in three phases:

  • Diagnosis: using conventional tools (surveys, statistics, ethnographies) and unconventional ones (social media, Google Street View, Big Data) to extract data innovatively.
  • Experimentation: using a Space Mapping methodology consisting of real-time surveying and recording of neighbourhood residents’ movements using a GPS-enabled mobile app.
    • Included a perceptual dimension with a survey incorporating variables relating to the safety of female residents.
    • Collective intelligence: multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary work between strategic actors to discuss innovative solutions to the identified security and mobility challenges.
      • Sessions involved participants from the neighbourhood, and public officials from the City Government and the UNDP.


The project allowed us to understand women’s mobility in the Rodrigo Bueno neighbourhood, and the relation between paid work, care work, and leisure time. Specifically:

  • 91% of journeys include a walk, a portion of which passes through the neighbourhood.
  • 50% of journeys outside the home are related to care work.
  • 75% of participants feel safe on their journeys.

We can therefore conclude that women in Rodrigo Bueno face a clear general disadvantage in the mobility conditions and security must be considered a multidimensional phenomenon.



Advisor and Coordinator of Public Agenda

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