Feminist City at Urbanism Summit

Since its inception in 2016, Urbanism Summit has functioned as a multidisciplinary platform bringing together professionals, city governments, community stakeholders and innovators tackling inefficiencies in urbanization as it applies to the future of cities, their makers and dwellers. Urbanism Summit emerged in response to the necessity to accelerate the pace of innovation in building people-centered cities and communities. By focusing on action-based discussions we aim to help provide strategies for shaping the future of urbanization. Topics covering affordable housing, transportation, urban planning/design, development, construction, architecture, policy making, wellness, equity, climate/environment, smart cities, entrepreneurship, arts/culture, and more – all with people in mind.

Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world.

We live in the city of men. Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies. There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers. The urban streets often are a place of threats rather than community. Gentrification has made the everyday lives of women even more difficult. What would a metropolis for working women look like? A city of friendships beyond Sex and the City. A transit system that accommodates mothers with strollers on the school run. A public space with enough toilets. A place where women can walk without harassment. Learn more at Verso

Leslie Kern is a feminist geographer and researcher focusing on  gender and cities, gentrification, and environmental justice. Kern is an associate professor in the department of geography & environment and in the women’s and gender studies program at Mount Allison University and the director of women’s and gender studies. She has a doctorate in gender, feminist, and women’s studies from York University.


Dec 03 2020
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