The non-sexist city: then and now

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During the 1970s, feminists challenged the male dominance of many professions. Urban planning and architecture are perhaps where feminist critiques still hold the most promise for transforming our everyday lives. Dolores Hayden’s visionary essay, ‘The non-sexist city,’ published in the feminist journal Signs in 1980, encapsulated this critique and asked its readers to rethink patterns of living and working beyond patriarchy. This essay revisits Hayden’s vision and asks to what extent have cities made progress towards equality? What factors limit our urban imaginaries of environmental and social justice? And what possibilities emerge in recent urban interventions from an intersectional perspective?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContentious cities
Subtitle of host publicationdesign and the gendered production of space
EditorsJess Berry, Timothy Moore, Nicole Kalms, Gene Bawden
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003056065
ISBN (Print)9780367520199
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameGender, bodies and transformation


  • urban sociology
  • architecture
  • sexism
  • intersectionality


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