Editor’s Note

Happy Birthday, WAF!

Dear Readers:

Welcome to our third anniversary issue, which we devote to feminist urbanism, the movement to make cities safer, more inclusive and women-friendly, and to increase women’s engagement in urban planning and design. Read more…

  FEATURES 

MONTREAL: CONFRONTING THE SEXIST CITY

Kathryn Travers from Safer Cities discusses Montreal’s pioneering efforts for a safer and more inclusive city.

 

 SPOTLIGHTS

URBAN AGRICULTURE: A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO WAGE LABOR FOR WOMEN IN QUITO

“Consuming fresh produce means a more satisfying and healthy diet, a difference you can tell with the first bite,” says farmer Rosalía Paucar.

 FEATURES 

IT 'SITS IN YOUR SOUL’: WOMEN JOURNALISTS TALK ABOUT COVERING VIOLENCE

Professor Barbara Barnett describes the findings of her interviews with female journalists who cover violence.

  PODCAST

THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND JOURNALIST LORENA “HICK” HICKOK

“This is a great story that needs to be told and it can be told now,” says author Susan Quinn.

 SPOTLIGHTS 

SAFETIPIN: A MOBILE APP TOOL TO BUILD SAFER CITIES

Learn about “Safetipin” an app that is helping women in India, Colombia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea navigate existing streetscapes more safely.

  BLOG

YOUNG REFUGEES IN BALTIMORE TAUGHT ME THE LESSONS OF A LIFETIME

“Denying a child a hug, to sit on your lap, or even to hold your hand would result as the most difficult challenge of my experience”, says a young volunteer at the Refugee Youth Project in Baltimore.

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