Feminist City at Urbanism Summit
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.