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Women and Cities 3: Gender Equity in Private Life

This course explores interiors as they relate to gender equity using several case studies as examples.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (54 Mins)
  • Published Published
  • 4.56
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    Pre-Patriarchal Private Life
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    A Woman’s “Place” in the Home
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    Turning the Home Inside Out
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    Changing the Norm: Contemporary Interior Design by Women
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    Better Private Life in Practice
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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What You Will Learn

  • Understand how interiors relate to gender equity.
  • Learn about how a woman's "place" in private life was established over the centuries.
  • Learn how women were impacted in the workforce in the post-war economy.
  • Learn how women in urban planning and design are changing the conversation around what a home is.
  • Learn about community land trusts and their benefits.
  • Understand how recent history impacts women in urban design interiors.

Course Description

The prior courses in this series explained concepts of the city as a home from our earliest examples, and saw how women emphasize things like care in urban planning and design in recent history. It is much more difficult to see the life and labor of a woman in a private space than in public. Exploring interiors as they relate to gender equity, using several case studies as examples, this course explains why it's important to consider private spaces as a key component of living in an urban environment and what can be done through a gender-equity sense to make private spaces more pleasurable for women.

Learn these skills

  • Accessibility
  • Architecture
  • Demographics
  • Development
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Equity
  • History
  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Regulations
  • Site Analysis
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism


This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.


This course is 1 LU.

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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