“Cities aren’t built to accommodate female bodies, female needs, female desires. In this rich, engaging book the feminist geographer Leslie Kern envisions how we might transform the ‘city of men’ into a city for everyone. Let’s all move there immediately.” Lauren Elkin, author of Flaneuse
“Feminist City is brilliant because of the ways it lays out, quite clearly, the fact that cities are designed to discriminate in both overt and hidden ways and that it’s possible to imagine something new—something that is more inclusive of different bodies and experiences.” Evette Dionne, Bitch
Hazlitt: ‘The Promises of Pleasure, Freedom, Excitement, Opportunity, and Encounter’: An Interview with Leslie Kern
Bitch: Woman-Made World: Inside the Inevitable Rise of the Feminist City
Public Books: What Would a Feminist City Look Like? Talking with Leslie Kern
Vox Highlight: Is it Time to Build Feminist Cities?
CityLab: How to Rebuild Cities for Caregiving
Refinery29: As Women, The Cities We Live In Aren’t Built For Us
essays and op-eds
‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist? The Guardian, July 6, 2020
Care-full planning. Plan Canada, Spring 2021.
How our cities fail women. Reuters, July 13, 2020
Care work in the time of COVID-19. Verso, May 19, 2020
Love in the feminist city. Verso, February 12, 2020
“This original study of the gendering processes occurring in the neoliberal city is a significant addition to scholarly debate on cities and gender. Empirically grounded in the intricacies of the condo market in Toronto, it both adds to, and updates, the pathbreaking work around gendered critical urban analysis. An accessible and incisive text that will no doubt instigate future discussions.” Loretta Lees, Cities Group, Department of Geography, King’s College, London
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