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Festival of Place: Gender Equal Cities

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
We stand in solidarity with those fighting for systemic change. Antonio Guillem/iStock


Developing places where women thrive



An event about how to design and develop gender equitable mixed-use places, from transport infrastructure to the spaces between the buildings


Festival of Place: Gender equal cities will bring together our community of development directors, architects, academics, Local Authority planning and regeneration teams, scientists and feminists to explore how to successfully develop places where women thrive.


Find out why UK cities should invest in infrastructure that supports economic opportunity, connectivity, transport infrastructure and community networks


A timely event not to be missed.


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Featured Speakers

Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett

Professor of Epidemiology
University of York
Leslie Kern

Leslie Kern

Author and academic
The Feminist City


7 June


12:00pm GMT Registration and coffee

12:05 - 13:00 GMT - Parley: Making space for women and girls

How do we make space for women and girls to thrive? What does a public space for women look and feel like? What case studies exemplify best practice?

13:00 - 13:30 GMT - Working lunch

13:30 - 14:30 GMT - Keynote: Dr. Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett, in her books and writings, makes an effective case for why equity and equality is better for everyone. Picket is professor of epidemiology, deputy director of the Centre for Future Health and associate director of the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, all at the University of York. She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level (2009), and The Inner Level (2018). Kate is a trustee of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, and patron of The Equality Trust.


8 June


12:00pm GMT Registration and coffee

12:05 - 14:30 GMT - Transportation, street lights, public loos and 15-minute networks

Women travel differently, what does it truly mean to make places more accessible and better services for them? How do their needs differ and how do we accommodate them?



9 June


12:00pm GMT Registration and coffee

12:05 - 14:30 GMT - Making women heard

With the lack of women in positions of power in development, design, policy and the built environment, what are the ways and means that we can influence policy and come together effectively to implement change?



  • 22-26 March 2021
  • Online via Airmeet


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