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Women and Cities 5: The Feminist Future City

The "Women and Cities 5: The Feminist Future City" course speculates about what a feminist future city could look like, recalling case studies and ancient examples that include contemporary contexts but also consider the future needs for a more heart-centered city designed for everyone.

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Course Info

  • Duration 6 video lessons (59 Mins)
  • Published Published
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. What Would a Feminist City Look Like? (17 mins)
  • 3. The Feminist City as Co-Created (8 mins)
  • 4. The Feminist City as Communal (12 mins)
  • 5. The Feminist City as Compassionate (15 mins)
  • 6. Conclusion (2 mins)

What You Will Learn

  • Understand gender bias in urban environments.
  • Understand the role that gender has played in constructing cities and systems throughout history.
  • Learn about contemporary examples of women impacting cities globally in different contexts. 
  • Learn about alternative feminist approaches to urban design, architecture, transportation, policy, and urban planning.
  • Gain the ability to critically assess urban development from a gender-equitable lens.
  • Furthering the conversation around gender equitable cities.

Course Description

This course will cover what a feminist future city could look like based on case studies and the ancient examples provided in previous courses from the "Women and Cities" series. This final courses in the series considers the contemporary context but also anticipates future needs to envision a more heart-centered city that works for everyone. 

Learn these skills

  • Accessibility
  • Civic Engagement
  • Demographics
  • Development
  • Environmental Planning
  • Equity
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Public Health
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism
  • Walkability


This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

Meet Your Instructor

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman

Katrina is a lecturer, researcher, and advocate for heart-centered cities. Her work focuses on human behavior in public space and the relationship between behavior and design.

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