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From Da Vinci’s Vitruvian ‘Man’ to Corbusier’s Modular ‘Man,’ generations of architects have developed spaces using an idealized male form. In a society plagued with patriarchal biases like ours, public spaces that fail to account for women’s unique needs become inherently male-dominated, increasingly excluding women’s access to the city.

This blog is a platform for discussing, documenting and debating, women- centric strategies for inclusive urban design and city planning.

The author is an architect and planner from UC Berkeley,

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