September 25, 2020, 8am PDT
Here are four urban planning fails that should be near the top of the list as professionals assess what to address in 2020 and 2021.
August 18, 2020, 6am PDT
In Feminist City, geographer Leslie Kern describes the often invisible ways in which cities are unwelcome to women. It's an essential look at the urban gender divide, and it passionately calls for gender equity in the planning profession.
California Planning & Development Report
November 11, 2019, 11am PST
Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
August 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
A list of all the ways cities and infrastructure are designed for men, and at the expense of women.
November 14, 2018, 8am PST
The gender gap in walking and biking is deep and wide in Seattle. Here's a call to action.
October 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
Beginning this week, the city of Boston will ask developers how they plan to include women and minorities as workers and investors when putting city-owned real estate out for bid.
May 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Living near vegetation appears to be linked to a longer life and better mental health—for women, at least.
March 16, 2017, 5am PDT
Women in the building trades are celebrated as part of Women's History Month.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 18, 2016, 1pm PST
Men are often overrepresented in consultations about how city facilities are built. To account for this, planners need to seek out women's comments and look for ways to better serve them, argues Alexander Starritt.
September 17, 2016, 7am PDT
The Urbanist is publishing a series of articles focusing on the leadership of women is shaping the past, present, and future of Seattle.
September 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The names and faces occupying decision-making positions in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization do not reflect the names and faces of the people they are meant to represent.
May 11, 2015, 8am PDT
A survey of the relevant studies, articles, and ideas about why women ride bikes so much less than men.
March 9, 2015, 6am PDT
There is increased call for inclusion and diversity in architecture. This London exhibition profiles five female architects and urban designers at the forefront of their profession.
January 28, 2015, 8am PST
Melissa Bruntlett pens a thoughtful essay on the importance of female involvement in urbanism issues and activities.
January 27, 2015, 8am PST
An informal survey of transit ridership data reveals that Philadelphia's SEPTA has the highest percentage of women riders. But what does that data say about SEPTA and transit in general?
January 18, 2015, 7am PST
A post by the World Band surveys efforts around the world to mainstream gender on public transport—an effort challenged substantially by continued risks to the safety of women.
November 12, 2014, 11am PST
Suburban Paris plays host to a disturbing trend: no comfortable public spaces for women, especially for women from immigrant and low-income groups.
August 21, 2014, 6am PDT
Rennie Jones of Architizer highlights nine women pioneering a variety of successful and poignant public interest design projects around the world.
September 28, 2013, 5am PDT
The increase in vehicular speeds, removal of street hawkers, and addition of gated neighborhoods are all seen as contributing to a rise in crimes against women in New Delhi and other Indian cities. How can planning and design reverse this trend?
September 17, 2013, 5am PDT
Vienna's two-decade-old quest to better balance access to city resources for men and women - called gender mainstreaming - has resulted in more than sixty pilot projects that are reshaping the Austrian capital.