Designing Safer Cities
For women and other vulnerable groups, navigating the urban space can be fraught with real and perceived dangers.
Turning a Gendered Lens on Transportation
People of different genders, ages, and abilities experience transportation differently. But policies aren’t designed that way.
Improving Gender Equality with Urban Planning
“It's a man's world” is not just a saying. As much as we are surrounded by societal structures that contribute to gender discrimination, we are often also surrounded by physical infrastructure that is just as limiting.
Mind the Gender Gap: Achieving Transit Equity Through a Gendered Perspective
How acknowledging the unique transportation needs of women can lead to more equitable, effective public transport service for all.
Fewer Women Riding Buses in Los Angeles
In a survey, riders expressed concern about safety, cleanliness, and timeliness on the region’s buses and trains.
Urban Design Through a Gender Lens
Building cities to be safe and accessible for women and LGBTQIA+ people has benefits for all users of public space.
How Cargo Bikes Can Help Women
Cargo bikes have proven an effective transport mode in cities around the world, but American women still hesitate to use them, citing safety concerns.
How a Feminist Perspective Can Make Cities Better for Everyone
An argument for embedding a feminist analysis into planning practice.
Report: How L.A.'s Transportation System Fails Women
According to an LADOT study, the city's women face disproportionate barriers in accessing safe, efficient transportation.
Women Avoid Walking Due to Fear of Assault, Survey Says
A global survey shows that women around the world overwhelmingly cite fear of assault as the top reason for avoiding walking.
4 Urban Planning Fails We Need to Correct in 2020
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.
A Detailed Look at Women's Urban Experiences
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.
What Would Cities Look Like if They Were Designed by Women?
Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
Gender Bias in Urban Systems
A list of all the ways cities and infrastructure are designed for men, and at the expense of women.
Op-Ed: Change the Bike Planning Calculus to Include Women's Safety
The gender gap in walking and biking is deep and wide in Seattle. Here's a call to action.
Boston to Consider Workforce and Investor Diversity in Real Estate Decisions
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.
Study: Greenery Improves Quality and Length of Life
Living near vegetation appears to be linked to a longer life and better mental health—for women, at least.
New York Public Art Focuses on the Women Who Build
Women in the building trades are celebrated as part of Women's History Month.
Building Cities to Meet the Needs of Women
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.
Spotlighting the Women Shaping Seattle
The Urbanist is publishing a series of articles focusing on the leadership of women is shaping the past, present, and future of Seattle.
City of Grand Forks, North Dakota
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Harvard GSD Executive Education
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Lassen County Planning and Building Services
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.