Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mainstreaming Women in Urban Design

How to Design a City for Women, Sept 16, 2013

You'd think I'd cheer to see an article like this about an initiative about this, but its overly reductionist use of "women" and the underlying assumptions that what women need is "different" and "special" make my skin crawl.  I'm not sure that the kind of dichtomizing going on here is useful in the long run and will likely undermine the "mainstreaming" project.