The Women Led Cities Initiative is a movement aimed at connecting, collaborating, and creating a strategy toward a feminist city for all.
By bringing women’s voices to the forefront of the urban discussion, the Women Led Cities Initiative aims to achieve a greater level of equity in urban planning and design - both bottom-up and top-down - and start conversations about developing feminist city policy towards greater equality for all people in cities.
To start the conversation, the Women Led Cities Initiative will host a series of working conferences for women of all urban fields to come together and share ideas, tactics, and a unified vision towards the women-led city. Each event in the series will focus on a different urban issue or city and bring together women from urban planning and public policy, to arts and social science, to create an actionable strategic plan.
Our motto is "speak up!" because quite simply raising awareness of a problem can be half the battle. We are half the species, and we need to work together to get it done.
Until now no centralized gathering of women working in a wide range of urbanist fields has happened. Together we will take a holistic look at our cities and how to make them livable for all.
Through these workshops, we will unpack the barriers to closing the gender gap and provide materials and guides to the public to improve representation in key areas and ways to create equitable cities.